Originally Published at International Business Times
By Keerthi Mohan
Slamming HBO Max’s decision to temporarily remove “Gone with the Wind” from its library, Megyn Kelly has asked if all shows that treated women as sex objects would be taken off too.
HBO Max on Tuesday pulled the 1939 classic following criticism that it romanticized slavery. Announcing its decision, the streaming platform said the film’s removal was to start a “discussion of its historical context and a denouncement” of its portrayal of slavery.
In a Twitter rant, Kelly criticized the move and wondered if all movies and shows that treated women as sex objects would be removed as well. If so, she sarcastically said, every episode of “Friends” and “Game of Thrones” would have to be pulled.
It is not surprising that “Game of Thrones” has been called out numerous times for the over-sexualization of its female characters and violence against them.
In 2016, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation placed the show, based on George RR Martin’s fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, on its Dirty Dozen list, an annual publication of all those it feels contribute to rape culture in the country.