NY Post Critic Slams New Anti-Catholic, Anti-Republican Film; Is Now Under Attack: "The ad reads: “All [film critics] Praise ‘Philomena’ With A 92% ‘Certified Fresh’ Score On Rotten Tomatoes But The New York Post’s Kyle Smith Has A Different Opinion.” It features excerpts from Smith’s review (whom the ad refers to using the strangely overly familiar “Kyle”), as well as Lee’s response-letter to Smith.
As Smith wryly noted in a Tweet today, he "inspired a full-page attack ad."
While most will chalk this up to The Weinstein Company simply seeking publicity out of the 'feud' (assuming that it was Lee’s idea to write the response-letter), some of us may question if there is not more to this. The true message here seems to be: If you are a film critic who slams an anti-Catholic or anti-Christian film, you may just find yourself singled out for public scrutiny and public shaming in full page Times ads. An intimidation tactic or a warning to other critics? Quite possibly.
Kudos to Smith for standing up against Hollywood's stale but persistent shaming of Catholics and of Christians overall."
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