HBO Max Adds Disclaimer to "Blazing Saddles"


If you watch Blazing Saddles on HBO Max anytime soon, you'll notice a new disclaimer that's been added.

The streaming service said the disclaimer for the comedy classic warns and educates viewers about its "racist language and attitudes".

The disclaimer comes in the form of an introduction by University of Chicago professor and TCM host Jacqueline Stewart who says in part:

"This movie is an overt and audacious spoof on classic Westerns. It’s as provocative today as it was when it premiered back in 1974.”

The movie originally hit theaters in 1974, starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder and is about the first black sheriff of a frontier town about to be destroyed in order to make way for a new railroad.

Earlier this year, another film classic "Gone with the Wind" received a similar disclaimer for “ethnic and racial prejudices” depicted in the film.

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