Younger Grownup romance writer Jamie McGuire is the topic of a petition to cease a film adaption of her novel Beautiful Disaster over perceived racism.
The writer “has an extended, sordid historical past of racist and homophobic conduct. Furthermore, on the various events that she’s been known as out for such conduct, relatively than apologizing and making an attempt to make amends, she doubles down on her bigotry; happening social media rants “defending” her disgusting phrases and actions,” the change.org petition said.
The petition at present has greater than 19,000 signatures. At 25,000 it is going to grow to be one of the vital signed on the location.
McGuire has mentioned that she would blow up a Black Lives Matter supporter, and that alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse needed to be launched or she would riot over it.
“Ms. McGuire doesn’t deserve the platform she at present has as an writer, and he or she actually doesn’t should have her platform expanded upon by having one in every of her books changed into a film. We implore you to not solely reject Ms McGuire’s actions, however condemn them. Don’t make the Stunning Catastrophe film,” the petition mentioned.
The film appears to be transferring ahead at a brisk tempo. On the finish of final month, Deadline reported that Dylan Sprouse and Virginia Gardner would star within the movie. Roger Kumble, who helmed Merciless Intentions and After We Collided, will direct it.
Jonathan Deckter, President and COO of Voltage Photos, mentioned he’s excited concerning the sequence and that he expects it to be big.
“The difference of this beloved New York Instances and world bestseller, helmed by one of the vital prolific YA administrators of all-time, Roger, and led by an extremely gifted forged with huge social followings – Stunning Catastrophe has all of the makings of the following blockbuster YA franchise,” Deckter mentioned.
Whereas Deckter is optimistic, it stays to be seen what impact, if any, the petition can have on the film transferring ahead.
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