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‘White Privilege’ Megyn Kelly Mocked for Her Outrage at HBO Pulling ‘Gone With the Wind’ Over Racial Prejudice



Megyn Kelly, once the powerful face of a right wing cable news network, is back in the spotlight after expressing outrage over the news streaming service HBO Max is removing “Gone With the Wind” from its offerings, over its depiction of “ethnic and racial prejudices.” The move is temporary.

“Are we going to pull all of the movies in which women are treated as sex objects too? Guess how many films we’ll have left?Where does this end??” Kelly said via Twitter, to great mockery.

HBO Max says it’s sidelining the eight-time Academy Award winning 1939 film, but will make it available again after adding “a discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions.”

Kelly, it would seem, did not bother to read the Wall Street Journal article she tweeted out. She added to that perception by apparently trying to appeal to a wider audience with a follow-up tweet, proving her inability to grasp the moment.

Americans nationwide have taken to the streets day and night for more than three weeks now to protest the police killing of an unarmed, handcuffed Black man, George Floyd, in what has become a movement against racial injustice, police brutality, and the targeting of Black people, especially men of color by law enforcement.

Kelly herself has an ugly history of racism. Most notably, on Fox News Kelly insisted that both Jesus Christ and Santa are “white.” Later, at NBC, Kelly questioned why the use of blackface is racist.

On social media, Kelly is now a top trending topic – and Americans are furious.



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