Actor Idris Elba, best known for his role as Stringer Bell in The Wire series, doesn’t believe in censorship and wants freedom for the banned movies which is about racism.
Speaking with ‘Radio Times,’ Elba handled a couple of different ways in which film with difficult racial elements. One method is to ban the disturbing material from the film, while the other method is to make the original film available to the audience.
The 47-year-old actor said that he preferred the second method and the critical decision about the films should be left to the audience. He said:
“To mock the truth, you have to know the truth. But to censor racist themes within a show, to pull it – wait for a second, I think viewers should know that people made shows like this. Out of respect for the time and the movement, commissioners and archive-holders pulling things they think are exceptionally tone-deaf at this time – fair enough and good for you. But I think, moving forward, people should know that freedom of speech is accepted, but the audience should know what they’re getting into.”
Elba also thinks that filmmakers should have the freedom to do whatever they choose and audiences may be the ones to judge. He continued:
“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.”
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