Mamma Mia! Gangster classic ‘Goodfellas’ hit with trigger warning about cultural stereotypes

The gangster flick “Goodfellas” has been slapped with a trigger warning by the “woke” thought police at AMC which has added a message that the Martin Scorsese mob classic could be offensive to thin-skinned viewers.

According to the cable network, the 1990 depiction of real-life wiseguys could contain “cultural stereotypes” that may not have bothered anybody in the past but are inappropriate for the modern era of hypersensitivity in which practically everything could induce mental trauma over perceived slights and microaggressions.

“This film includes language and/or cultural stereotypes that are inconsistent with today’s standards of inclusion and tolerance and may offend some viewers,” reads a message on the screen before the beginning, informing viewers that times have changed.

The movie, an acclaimed piece of filmmaking, is based on the life of Henry Hill, a mob associate who is played by Ray Liotta. Also starring in “Goodfellas” are a younger version of grouchy f-bomb spewing Trump-obsessed oldster Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco and a small role for Michael Imperioli who would later go on to fame as mob boss Tony Soprano’s young protégé in the HBO series “The Sopranos.”

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“In 2020, we began adding advisories in front of certain films that include racial or cultural references that some viewers might find offensive,” a representative for AMC told the New York Post.

“The f**king political correctness has f**king taken everything away,” said former NYPD cop Bo Ditel who played a police officer in the film.

“This is how life was back then. It was not a clean beautiful thing. You can’t cleanse history. If you want to tell true history, you gotta tell it the way it is,” he told the New York Post.

“We don’t need anyone protecting mob guys. It’s crazy,” one-time Colombo crime family captain Michael Franzese told the outlet.

AMC’s whacking of “Goodfellas” was blasted by users on X, previously known as Twitter.

The New York Post notes that “The Godfather,” another all-time mob classic didn’t merit a similar trigger warning from the network, only the standard “viewer discretion” which covers “brief nudity, strong language and intense violence.”

Chris Donaldson


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