Classic Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Kindergarten Cop has been cancelled.
The film has been pulled from a film festival after protesters claimed it glorifies police traumatizing children and compared it to the explicitly racist 1915 silent movie Birth Of A Nation, according to The Daily Mail.
Anti-police critics led by local author Lois Leveen said the PG-13 movie promoted a ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ and ‘romanticizes over-policing’.
‘Yes, KINDERGARTEN COP is only a movie. So are BIRTH OF A NATION and GONE WITH THE WIND, but we recognize films like those are not “good family fun,”‘ Leveen said in a tweet.
‘They are relics of how pop culture feeds racist assumptions,’ the author added.
‘There’s nothing entertaining about the presence of police in schools, which feeds the “school-to-prison” pipeline in which African American, Latinx, and other kids of color are criminalized rather than educated,’ Leveen said in another tweet.
You have to be mentally ill to consider Kindergarten Cop a racist film. I had to Google Birth of a Nation, it was the first I’ve heard of this fucking 105 year old film, and the comparison from its Wiki description really rams home the point that simple escapism by watching films is now being encroached upon to highly problematic levels.