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Homeland Being Sued???

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Homeland Under Fire

The critics, the viewers, the Emmys- everyone loves Homeland!

At least, that's what we thought. It turns out at least one person can't stand Showtime's domestic terrorism thriller starring Claire Danes.

Fady Abboud, Lebanon's minister of tourism, believes the show radically misrepresents Beirut as a horribly dangerous city and a haven for terrorists.

Abboud is even considering legal action against the award-winning drama. He says:

"We are following the case legally. I raised this at the cabinet meeting, and the president asked the minister for justice and the minister of communications to see what can be done."

We certainly don't want to be blase that the man is offended, but it's not meant to be a documentary, it's just a TV show!

If we took American Horror Story seriously, we'd have to believe literally EVERYONE is El Lay is a ghost! When really it's mostly ghouls! LOLz!

But srsly, we hope they can come to some sort of arrangement before lawsuits and threats come into it! We're all adults, let's act like it!

[Image via WENN/FayesVision.]

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11 comments to “Homeland Being Sued???”

  1. teacup says – reply to this


    No Perez, we all know how impressionable the media is on people, especially Americans. Why don't you judge the right wingers of your country on their representation of muslims like you do on their misrepresentation of homosexuals????? Unfortunately I can't bear to watch this show because of the level of subliminal connotations they have of muslims being synonymous to extremism. I thought after 11 years, things would change. Guess not

  2. 2

    I've never watched the show so I can't really say if the charges are fair or not…but I do think comparing it to ghosts in American Horror Story isn't actually a fair comparison. As AHS is clearly fantasy…while Homeland clearly tries to be realistic. Sure anyone with half a brain knows its a tv show and wouldn't jump to conclusions about a city based on that, but sadly, not everyone has half a brain. And even if everyone clearly understood that it's just tv, it doesn't mean the city doesn't have a right to be offended. I know the city I live in has a huge smuggling problem…and while I hate this place, if someone made a show making it look like everyone here was a smuggler, I'd be offended.

  3. 3

    Re: teacup – But this show isn't saying every Muslim is a terrorist. That is a rash description of the show from someone who I'm assuming hasn't watched an episode. It's more a show about questioning one's government and believing in one's self. It's a really well written and acted show that I would recommend to anyone.

  4. reemanna says – reply to this


    you are comparing apples and oranges.
    lebanon did not deserve to be portrayed in that light.
    new york times called it "the place to visit" in 2009.

  5. Rolly says – reply to this


    Pretty sure Beirut had a suicide bomber kill and injure a crowd of people yesterday…….

  6. 6

    This statement was clearly made before the car bombing in Beirut, Lebanon.

  7. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Once upon a time (15-20 years ago) it was a great country, the French Riviera of the middle east. Then the government caved to the radical right Muslims and it has gone to heck since then.

  8. Opinion says – reply to this


    mojo jojo….wasn't a suicide bomber, but a car bomb, targeting the chief of security, potentially and probably an external attack not an inside suicide bomber…check your facts
    Tv molds people's views and build prejudice, whether people are aware that its fiction or not…. Homeland is building on existing prejudices to make money.

    To add cherry to the cake, scenes portraying Lebanon are being filmed in Israel….everyone with a brain knows the two countries are at war.

    People in Lebanon have a right to be offended and have a right to try and show the world that they are not terrorists but are too victims of terrorism (including yesterday's attack which killed 3 and injured 100 in the first incident since 2008)

  9. Marc says – reply to this


    Oh yeah, because we all think…"FOR SPRING BREAK SHOULD I GO TO CANCUN, VEGAS OR BEIRUT!!!"..That country was a shithole filled with insane terrorist 30 years ago, and is still a shithole filled with terrorist today!!!!

  10. Adam says – reply to this


    Re: Marc

    You are honestly disgusting.

    Blanket allegations help nobody and only serve to portray yourself as an ignorant person, desperately hoping for others approval. Do you know ANYTHING about Lebanon?


    A) "BEIRUT" ain't no "Country", it's a city
    B) If you're going to list 3 things, don't make two share a factor (Cancun and Vegas are both within the US dumbass)
    C) No place is a "complete shithole", least of all Beirut. The city is in fact a beautiful place filled with luxury and vibrance. Maybe you should take another look at the US?

    As for the author of this article. You too disgust me. Don't assume that Lebanese authorities are being childish for looking for ways to protect their reputation. If China came out with a TV show called "look at the stupid, fat, ugly, retarded americans, relying on us for everything", you wouldn't be too happy if the rest of the world started going ape shit over it would you?

  11. ilhaam says – reply to this


    Re: pdrocksmysocks – So well said!