Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Paramount Network delays Heathers because of Parkland
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[ # ] Paramount Network delays Heathers because of Parkland
February 28th, 2018 under Paramount+

Heathers was supposed to premiere March 7th on Paramount Network, but they are now delaying it for the foreseeable future. The show is based on the 1989 movie, with the same name, that deals with teens killing other teens as part of the plotline. Because of the Valentine’s Day massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School, the network decided it is not the appropriate to air the show at this current time.

The network explained their decision as, “Heathers is a satirical comedy that takes creative risks in dealing with many of society‚Äôs most challenging subjects ranging from personal identity to race and socio-economic status to gun violence.” Then they added, “While we stand firmly behind the show, in light of the recent tragic events in Florida and out of respect for the victims, their families and loved ones, we feel the right thing to do is delay the premiere until later this year.”

I have seen the first five episodes of the show, and even though I like it, I think they did the right thing. It is just not the right climate for a show like this right now. They need to let the nation heal a little while longer after Parkland before they air it.


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