According to Idris Elba, there is no need to censor old shows that include things like blackface skits. That says the British actor in an interview with ‘Radio Times’.
Rather, he suggests a kind of warning system in which viewers are told that old, outdated and offensive views can be displayed. “To mock the truth, you have to know the truth,” says Idris. “But in order to censor or even withdraw racist topics in a program … I think viewers should know that people made such programs.”
The Luther actor, on the other hand, is an advocate of freedom of expression. “If you want to move forward, people need to know that freedom of speech is accepted, but viewers need to know what they’re looking at. I don’t believe in censorship. I believe we can say what we want to say, because in the end we are all storytellers . “