The Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man” which stars Ryan Gosling is already getting Oscar buzz, but according to Business Insider, one important scene from the 1969 moon landing is being omitted.
Film makers decided not to include the infamous planting of the American flag on the moon’s surface by Armstrong because they say it’s a human achievement, not an American one.
Gosling defended the decision, saying “I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it. I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.”
While he’s not wrong that it is a human achievement, the space mission was funded by America, the rockets were built by Americans and American astronauts were the first to walk on the moon.
Sad that they chose to omit such a iconic moment from American history from the film and feels like another liberal attempt at not hurting other countries feelings because America was first.