Due to the unjust murders of Ahmaud arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, the racial climate in this country has been at an all time high. There have been hundreds of protest, and people are demanding justice for those who have been unjustly murdered, and also demanding equality moving forward.
Alot of people have chosen to take a stand with the Black Lives Matters movement, so much so that it has caused companies around the word to pledge their allegiance to standing up for equality. This pressure has also caused television shows to remove old episodes that had racist undertones within them. Idris Elba doesn’t believe these shows should do away with their old episodes.
On a recent radio interview Elba says “I don’t believe in censorship. I believe that we should be allowed to say what we want to say. Because, after all, we’re story-makers” Idris went on to say “To mock the truth, you have to know the truth. But to censor racist themes within a show, to pull it, wait a second, I think viewers should know that people made shows like this. ”
It seems as if Idris is taking the stance of not allowing tv show creators and producers of the hook, by allowing them to just simply cancel racist dialogue that they created.