Lionsgate declined to remove "Mad Men" blackface episode from AMC streaming service
The total enthusiasm by the Americans for the Black Lives Matter movement has led to the fact that the entire cinema industry will have to kneel before those who demand to adjust art to new standards. But Lionsgate is not one of them.
And although before everything was strictly censored for the sake of racial and national minorities, now censorship has reached a new level and the footage that has already been shot should be eliminated so as not to remind of racism.
In a statement to the LA Times, producers said they did not intend to delete the episode “My Old Kentucky Home,” and added that they would simply label it with a disclaimer warning of “episode contains disturbing images related to race in America.”
“One of the characters is shown in blackface as part of an episode that shows how commonplace racism was in America in 1963,” the disclaimer will read.
“In its reliance on historical authenticity, the series producers are committed to exposing the injustices and inequities within our society that continue to this day so we can examine even the most painful parts of our history in order to reflect on who we are today and who we want to become. We are therefore presenting the original episode in its entirety,” it continues.
The TV Show attracted attention not only because of controversial topics, but also because the show will be resumed in mid-July, which in turn caused a flurry of negativity from BLM activists.