Monday, July 31, 2017

"HBO on #NoConfederate Campaign: ‘We Hope People Will Reserve Judgment’"

Via MSN: HBO’s new slavery-themed project “Confederate” has been the subject of controversy since the moment it was announced.

A grassroots campaign on Sunday got the hashtag #NoConfederate trending on Twitter. The campaign was organized by April Reign, the activist behind #OscarsSoWhite, to coordinate with the airing of “Game of Thrones.” By speaking out now, she said she hoped to prevent the production of the show before it gets written or cast.

The show reached the top of Twitter’s trending list in the U.S. and landed at No. 2 worldwide.

HBO responded to the latest outcry with a statement: “We have great respect for the dialogue and concern being expressed around ‘Confederate.’ We have faith that Nichelle, Dan, David and Malcolm will approach the subject with care and sensitivity. The project is currently in its infancy so we hope that people will reserve judgment until there is something to see.”

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1 comment:

edutcher said...

Get a life.

People have been speculating what might have happened if the Rebs had won since the first Juneteenth

For one thing, we wouldn't have any illegal immigrants from the south, the Knights would have seen to that.

For another, Canuckistan might well be a CSA protectorate.