Will political correctness kill classic movies?


If video killed the radio stars, political correctness may kill the old film stars, or at least some of their movies. In this "woke," "me too" generation, lots of old film favorites may now be judged too sexist and racist for today's snowflakes.

Many consider the 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles" a classic, but even its creator, Mel Brooks, says he wouldn't be allowed to make it today.

"It subverted a lot of clichés with respect to racism; it's considered politically incorrect for a lot of reasons, a lot of the jokes that's actually the point. If you take this film seriously you missed the point; it is an entire parody, a spoof movie from beginning to end."

YouTuber Dave Cullen has a list of other movies we might not be allowed see including the 1980 hit “Airplane!”

"Just like Blazing Saddles before it, it's all about parody, spoof, irreverent humor, poking fun at society and how uptight we can be."

Cullen says other classic movies that might not pass muster with today's snowflakes include the original "Ghostbusters," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Fight Club" and any of the 60s through the 80s James Bond movies.


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