AMC Gets Roasted After Adding ‘Trigger Warning’ To This Classic Film


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The current generation of woke leftists feel the need to protect everyone (except straight, White Christians, perhaps) from ever having their feelings hurt.

In the age of “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings,” we find stories like the one involving AMC. The network added an advisory to the classic mob film “Goodfellas” that didn’t go over very well among fans of the movie and critics of woke culture.

Now I’ve seen it all. AMC message before the classic film Goodfellas. pic.twitter.com/QxTXXz4tex

— ken lovett (@klnynews) May 12, 2024

As the Daily Wire reported:

The AMC networks have attached a trigger warning to the classic mafia movie “Goodfellas.” The warning reads — and as God is my witness, I am not making this up — “This film includes language and/or cultural stereotypes that are inconsistent with today’s standards of inclusion and tolerance and may offend some viewers.”

Apparently, AMC was concerned the violent antics of Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci would offend those viewers who wish to include and tolerate Italian Americans so Italian Americans won’t set their restaurant on fire and empty a thirty-eight into their face before burying their bullet-riddled body in the Jersey Pine Barrens.

Now, some people may feel that putting a trigger warning on Martin Scorsese’s greatest film is an idea so stupid it must have been dreamed up by some dribble-faced DEI hire who can’t tell the difference between sensitivity and a whoopee cushion. But AMC defended the action in a statement issued by Paul Dribbleface, Vice President in charge of Sensitivity or Whoopee Cushions, like, Whichever.

The social media backlash was swift and severe:

AMC places trigger warning on Goodfellas. Instantly regrets it. pic.twitter.com/1MxEXQqcNy

— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) May 25, 2024

AMC has slapped a warning message on the 1990 mob classic ‘Goodfellas.’

Seriously.

It features harmful stereotypes about Italians… who are running around murdering each other.

You’ve got to be kidding.

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— Brad Polumbo 🇺🇸⚽️🏳️‍🌈 (@brad_polumbo) May 22, 2024

This generation is so soft that AMC had to slap a trigger warning for “offensive” content on the movie “Goodfellas”. Why can’t people just enjoy the cinema that was back then? pic.twitter.com/BYKAnLkrIU

— 🇺🇲🇮🇱Jewish New Yorker (@JBmode27) May 21, 2024

Those who would know best seem to agree that, while “Goodfellas” depicts some abhorrent behavior, it was a pretty good reflection of the lifestyles it sought to represent.

According to TMZ:

To be fair … the gangster classic’s full of casual racism and misogyny — but, defenders are saying that’s consistent with the times. After all, it is a period piece.

In fact, the New York Post spoke with former cop Bo Dietl — who plays a small part in the film — and he’s blasting the move, saying the movie tells it how it really was on the tough New York City streets.

Here’s some additional commentary regarding AMC’s decision:

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