Thursday, 24 September 2009
NIGERIANS ANGRY AT POTRAYAL ON DISTRICT 9
District 9 a South African movie production has angered Nigerians for it’s portrayal of them. In retaliation they have started a Facebook group, District 9 Hates Nigerians. Some have even come up with a petition to have it banned. Tola Onanuga’s statement in the UK Guardian contradicts his angry countrymen. He said: “If District 9 really does hate Nigerians, it clearly hates its powerful, white characters even more. Objecting to Nigerians being portrayed as morally bankrupt criminals seems pointless when almost every group of characters in the film have little or no regard for the law.”
East Africans should be offended as the film’s Nigerians speak in Kiswahili and not Hausa or Yoruba.
More on District 9
:: Kenya's Wanuri worked with District 9 crew