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Carla Harmon
July 16, 2020

"I do not believe in censorship", he explained. Elba has credits on many major films and TV shows, including "Luther", "The Wire", and "Hobbs & Shaw", and has won SAG awards and a Golden Globe for his work.

However, speaking to magazine, Idris insisted he's "very much a believer in freedom of speech", and called on executives to introduce a ratings system warning viewers that a film or show has outdated, insulting viewpoints. "However to censor racist themes inside a present, to tug it - wait a second, I feel viewers should know that individuals made shows like this".

He said, "To mock the truth, you have to know the truth".


The "Cats" star commended professionals that have spotted and pulled racist content, but said that "moving forward, people should know that freedom of speech is accepted, but the audience should know what they're getting into".

He continued: "Out of respect for the time and the motion, commissioners and archive-holders pulling issues they suppose are exceptionally tone-deaf right now - honest sufficient and good for you". "And I can tell you this, that we are this close to making a film of Luther". "Since, after all, we are story-makers".

While the streaming platform generated controversy for removing the epic film over racist depictions of its Black characters, it did so in order to re-upload the film with both a disclaimer informing viewers about the film's problematic content and a supplemental video of historians and scholars discussing the film.


"We support the decision to remove the episode", said a spokesperson for "Community" producer Sony Pictures Entertainment.

HBO Max pulled the film to take time to add a discussion about its historical context and racist depictions, and then put the film back on the service. For the largest interviews and one of the best TV listings subscribe to Radio Occasions now and by no means miss a copy.


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