Agatha Christie published her most famous work in 1939. The title of her book was Ten Little Niggers. The place it was set in was called Nigger Island. The story was constructed around a children's rhyme in which the word nigger makes ten appearances.
The book was heavily modified for the US market. The niggers were replaced by Indians. Of course, eventually, the Indians were also too offensive! So, the Indians were replaced by soldiers. Let's see how long the soldiers last.
I don't care that what Christie wrote was rude, offensive, hurtful, or problematic. I want to read her words -- not the continuously altered and degraded version offered by past and modern lunatics.
It was bad enough that assholes were going back and "sanitizing" classics by changing the words of the authors. Now, they've moved on to TV shows and movies.
An episode of Fawlty Towers famous for coining the phrase, “Don’t mention the war!” has become the latest “classic” British television programme to be taken down from a BBC-owned streaming service, as broadcasters continue to conduct a reappraisal of old British television content. [...]
The original broadcast also included a scene in which Major Gowen, a regular guest at the hotel, uses very strong racist language in relation to an anecdote about the West Indies cricket team. A decade ago many broadcasters began editing out this part of the programme, although the racist language can still be heard on the version hosted by Netflix.
It's the current year. Don't mention the niggers and wogs. So, many years ago, the censors cut out the "niggers and wogs" scene from Fawlty Towers. That was apparently enough to make the show non-offensive. Today, for who knows what reason, they've deleted the entire 30 minutes of that episode.