HBO Max Adds Trigger Warning Before ‘Blazing Saddles’ to Provide ‘Proper Social Context’
Streaming video service HBO Max has placed a trigger warning before the classic comedy Blazing Saddles, in order to provide “proper social context” to the movie rife with politically incorrect dialogue.
“The intro was added to ensure that the film was put into the proper social context,” an HBO Max spokeswoman said to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jacqueline Stewart, a University of Chicago cinema and media studies professor, gives the intro to the movie. She also gives a similar introduction before Gone With The Wind, another movie targeted by left-wing cancel culture in recent years.
Stewart said that “as the storyline implies the issue of race is front and center in Blazing Saddles. And racist language and attitudes pervade the film. But those attitudes are espoused by characters who are portrayed here as explicitly small-minded, ignorant bigots. The real, and much more enlightened perspective, is provided by the main characters played by Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder.”
The 1974 comedy film was a spoof of a Western containing many scenes depicting racial and stereotypical jokes with racial epithets as the punchline.
Some of the iconic clips from the movie can be seen here:
Big League Politics has reported on how cancel culture is taking aim at politically incorrect depictions throughout media:
Quaker Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, has announced that they will be changing the logo and branding for Aunt Jemima after receiving criticism from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) mob that the imagery is racist.
They claim that “Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype,” and the image of the black woman will be removed from pancakes, syrup and other products by the end of the year.
The story behind Aunt Jemima is that of a black woman who made something of her life after being born into slavery. Storyteller Nancy Green became the face of the product, and traveled the country entertaining audiences while selling pancake mix. She became a hit across the country in the late 1800s and early 1900s, helping to break down racial barriers, and is credited with making pancakes a staple in kitchens nationwide.
“She was signed to a lifetime contract and traveled on promotional tours all over the country. Flour sales were up all year and pancakes were no longer considered exclusively for breakfast,” the AAREG noted in their article about Green.
Now, a great black woman’s legacy will be disregarded because the far-left mob needed something new to destroy. The corporation caved predictably, showing how thuggery dictates the cultural parameters in a diverse and multicultural culture.
Social justice warriors will look for more ways to exert their influence over the culture, as they attempt to achieve Year Zero for their cultural revolution.