AMC slaps trigger warning on Goodfellas for 'cultural stereotypes' that are 'inconsistent with today’s standards of inclusion and tolerance'

Bo Ditel, a former NYPD officer who played the role of a cop in Goodfellas said, "the f*cking political correctness has f*cking taken everything away."

Hannah Nightingale Washington DC

AMC Networks has hit the classic mob movie Goodfellas with a trigger warning to viewers stating that the film’s content may "offend some viewers." 

"This film includes language and/or cultural stereotypes that are inconsistent with today’s standards of inclusion and tolerance and may offend some viewers," the warning displayed at the beginning of the film when watched at home through the channel states. 

According to the New York Post, the hit movie based on the book Wiseguy was first given the warning message during the height of the Black Lives Matter riots. 

"In 2020, we began adding advisories in front of certain films that include racial or cultural references that some viewers might find offensive," an AMC representative told the outlet. 

The warning issued for Goodfellas was not affixed to other classic mob movies like The Godfather, which also airs on AMC and displays similar themes. That movie is given the standard "viewer discretion" warning for "brief nudity, strong language and intense violence." 

Bo Ditel, a former NYPD officer who played the role of a cop in Goodfellas told The Post, "The f*cking political correctness has f*cking taken everything away. 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." 

Former captain of the Colombo crime family Michael Franzese said, "we don’t need anyone protecting mob guys. It’s crazy." 

Goodfellas, which focuses on the life of mobster-turned-FBi informant Henry Hill, played by Ray Liotta, is considered one of the best mob movies ever made, with the Martin Scorsese flick being released in 1990. The movie was declared "culturally significant" by the US Library of Congress in 2000 and added for preservation to the National Film Registry. 

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