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  • IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S

  • DEATH AND NATIONWIDE PROTESTS,

  • SOME SAY IT'S TIME FOR IT TO GO.

  • >> WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  • >> FRANKLY MY DEAR, I DON'T GIVE

  • A DAMN.

  • >> Reporter: THIS MORNING AN

  • AMERICAN CINEMA CLASSIC "GONE

  • WITH THE WIND" HAS BEEN

  • TEMPORARILY PULLED BY HBO MAX.

  • FOR YEARS THE MOVIE HAS BEEN

  • CONSIDERED CONTROVERSIAL FOR ITS

  • DEPICTION OF BLACK PEOPLE AND

  • GLORIFICATION OF SLAVERY.

  • IN A STATEMENT, HBO MAX WRITING

  • IN PART, THESE RACIST DEPICTIONS

  • WERE WRONG THEN AND ARE WRONG

  • TODAY.

  • AND KEEPING THIS TITLE UP

  • WITHOUT AN EXPLANATION AND

  • DENOUNCEMENT OF THOSE DEPICTIONS

  • WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE.

  • ADDING THE FILM WILL RETURN WITH

  • THE DISCUSSION OF ITS HISTORICAL

  • CONTEXT AND A DENOUNCEMENT OF

  • THOSE VERY DEPICTIONS.

  • >> I AIM FOR YOU TO GO TO MR.

  • JOHN WILKINSON'S.

  • >> Reporter: THE MOVE COMES IN

  • THE WAKE OF NATIONWIDE PROTESTS

  • OVER THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD

  • AND INCREASED CALLS TO END

  • SYSTEMIC RACISM.

  • ON TUESDAY OSCAR WINNER JOHN

  • RIDLEY, THE SCREEN WRITER OF "12

  • YEARS A SLAVE" PUBLISHED AN

  • OP-ED IN THE L.A. TIMES CALLING

  • FOR THE FILM'S REMOVAL WRITING,

  • IT IS A FILM THAT WHEN IT IS NOT

  • IGNORING THE HORRORS OF SLAVERY

  • PAUSES ONLY TO PERPETUATE SOME

  • OF THE MOST PAINFUL STEREOTYPES

  • OF PEOPLE OF COLOR.

  • >> ONE FEMALE IN CUSTODY.

  • >> Reporter: IT COMES AS OTHER

  • NETWORKS ARE PULLING CONTENT

  • AMID THE PROTESTS.

  • "COPS" HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY

  • DROPPED AFTER 30 YEARS ON THE

  • AIR.

  • WHILE "LIVE PD" IS REMOVED EDD F

  • NOW.

  • SAYING IT'S OUT OF RESPECT FOR

  • FAMILIES OF GEORGE FLOYD AND

  • OTHERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES.

  • AND IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY, A

  • SHOCKING RESIGNATION.

  • CROSSFIT CEO GREG GLASSMAN

  • STEPPING DOWN AFTER TWEETS ABOUT

  • FLOYD SPARKED BACKLASH.

  • IN ONE TWEET HE SAID FLOYD-19.

  • IN A STATEMENT, GLASSMAN SAYING

  • HE MADE A MISTAKE WRITING IN

  • PART, I CREATED A RIFT IN THE

  • CROSSFIT COMMUNITY AND

  • UNINTENTIONALLY HURT MANY OF ITS

  • MEMBERS.

  • GLASSMAN ALSO SAYING THAT HE

  • MADE A MISTAKE IN THE WORDS HE

  • CHOSE ADDING HE IS NOT RACIST.

  • MEANTIME IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS,

  • BUBBA WALLACE, NASCAR'S ONLY

  • FULL-TIME DRIVER IS PUSHING FOR

  • CONFEDERATE FLAGS TO BE REMOVED

  • FROM ALL NASCAR TRACKS SAYING

  • THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF

  • ANGRY PEOPLE WHO CARRY THOSE

  • FLAGS PROUDLY BUT IT'S TIME FOR

  • CHANGE.

  • >> BUBBA ALSO SAYING HE'S GOING

IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S

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