I’ve heard it said that politics is downstream from culture. Any guesses where downstream this cultural choice will take us?
Gilligan’s Island now comes with a warning as follows:
The following presentation is a product of its time. It depicts prejudices that were wrong then and remain unacceptable today. CHCH does not condone discrimination of any kind.
Rather than ignoring past discriminatory practices, exhibiting work like this allows viewers to engage in thought or discussion that educates and promotes the importance of social justice and inclusivity. Viewer discretion is advised.
I don’t know enough about cultural data, trends, surveys, etc. to really understand this. To my aging brain, this seems silly beyond words.
So I will put it to you, dear reader. Are there people out there who need to be warned about the evils of Gilligan’s Island? If so and they are not warned, what is thought to be the result?
Am I in the minority with my incredulity over this item?