Senior HTF Member
- Apr 19, 2000
I'm not sure you get the point of the road we may be going down here along with a lot of other people.
Whether a character gets removed for politically correct motives or any other reason it still should not be done.
You have to allow for freedom of expression. You either have that or you don't.
Most artists are still mere mortals despite the pedestal they themselves or people have placed them on.
They are not all seeing and all knowing and some creative output can be intellectually bankrupt or racist or whatever.
People should be free to choose what they like whether it is "wrong" or not.
Once characters start getting removed from movies it will never stop. I can assure you this will get even more absurd going forward especially as people are just allowing it to happen without too much of a fuss.
I expect many threads in the future on this topic and I for one will be starting some myself.
There are a lot of people in the west especially in America that don't grasp the decline of their countries in relation to economics and culturally and this cancel culture & political correct insanity will go to absurd levels that you won't believe until it happens.
Standards change over time, and characters change.
Used to be A-OK to make fun of various ethnic groups - now not so much.
Characters have been "getting removed" for decades.
Sorry, I just don't see the fact PLP won't be in the "Space Jam" movie as the end of cultural civilization...