Remember Val’s post about Nickelodeon Pimping che guevara?
I know a number of us complained:
In your commercial for the show, Naked Brothers Band, one of the children is wearing a che guevara t-shirt. To say that I am shocked and offended is an understatement. Would you put a Hitler t-shirt on a child? I realize the icon is very popular among some ignorant trendy types who don’t know better, but those in the media have a responsiibility to be informed. che guevara was a mass murderer and along with fidel castro is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths and the gulag prison system that Cubans still suffer under. He is indeed not a hero but a villian and his image is painfully offensive especially to Cuban Americans, but also to any knowledgeable person. Surely Nickelodeon is not intentionally promoting a mass murderer.
I’m sure I’m not the only one to receive this response:
On behalf of Nickelodeon, thank you for sharing your feedback regarding the Naked Brothers Band Movie.
Though we regret to hear of your dissatisfaction, we truly appreciate you presenting us with your concerns and invaluable information.
This movie was acquired by our network, as it is in line with the family-friendly content featured on our air.
It was not intended to be offensive, nor is it a reflection of personal beliefs.
As a result of your feedback, the content featured in the Naked Brothers Band movie has been modified.
We truly appreciate you notifying us of your concerns and for your assistance in our continued efforts to strive for excellence in programming.