Chernobyl Diaries Producer Lashes Back!

Chernobyl Too Soon

Okay, so remember that Chernobyl support group that’s offended by Oren Peli‘s new horror movie Chernobyl Diaries?

Well it turns out that they haven’t even seen the film… and Oren is asserting that another support group has seen it and has praised them for how they’ve handled the disaster in the film!

Oren spoke about the utmost respect he has for the 400k victims, saying that Chernobyl is merely the backdrop to the horror story:

“As for the claim that our film exploits anyone — we could not disagree more vigorously. First of all, the criticism and accusations are coming from a group that has not seen the film, whereas conversely the praise for it is coming from those who have indeed seen it. The film, though fictional, may in fact shine a light on a tragedy too many have forgotten.”

Apparently the group, called Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl, actually wrote him a letter filled with “admiration” and “kudos” for the flick!

Plus Oren straight up says the villains of the movie are not even mutated “victims” of the Chernobyl disaster at all!

So what do U think? Did Friends of Chernobyl Centers U.S. jump the gun when they previously bashed the film for sensationalizing the tragic event?

Should they take the time to actually see it first??

May 22, 2012 11:45pm PDT

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