Social Media Responds To Netflix's 'When They See Us'
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Netflix released a four part docu-series unveiling the critical and crucial details of the Central Park Jogger case. “When They See Us,” was created, written, and directed by award winning director Ava DuVernay. The series breaks-down the injustices, and reveals the truth of the Central Park Five case.
The series is a based on a true story. The case surrounds five young boys, who grew to be men from Harlem- as they were falsely convicted of rape and assault. The brutal and harsh truth sparked outrage on social media. The backlash of the film has social media calling for, Linda Fairstein (who was the prosecutor of the case) best-selling books to be pulled from shelves. It was also reported that trustees are looking to remove Fairstein from multiple boards. She eventually resigned from those boards.
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Thank you to the extraordinarily kind and gifted cast + crew who gave their hearts to #WhenTheySeeUs. Everyone immersed themselves fully. Every single day. Every single scene. Every single take. Every single line. We shot a 4.5 hour film in 66 days last summer in/around New York City. There were 117 speaking parts. I love every cast I’ve ever had the honor of working with. I only hire people I want to spend time with. And this time - was a beautiful time. Hard, but beautiful. Hard, but so worth it. Thanks to each and all.
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On this day thirty years ago, Trump bought $85,000 worth of ads in all major NYC papers calling for the execution of the boys known as The Central Park 5 - before their trial. Today, we replace his hateful ad with another image. They were innocent. And the system failed them. #WhenTheySeeUs
Imagine just going for moral support and never stepping foot outside for another 14 years. My heart is broken. #WhenTheySeeUs
— Akos✨ (@esinaxo) June 5, 2019
Central Park Five prosecutor resigns from organizations amid backlash from director Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries 'When They See Us'. https://t.co/6xf16vfxfz
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 5, 2019
“ They hate your brilliance. They hate your beauty. They hate us. But we not gonna hate ourselves...” #WhenTheySeeUs
— And'aMazizi (@a_Mazizi) June 5, 2019
Some old tweets from current President, Donald Trump, resurfaced on the internet. 30 years ago, during the case, Donald Trump spent $85,000 on ads in NYC newspapers, before the men were falsely convicted.
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Since your base's memory only goes back to what you just said they won't remember you paid $85k for a full-page ad asking for death of Central Park 5
Kevin Richardson 15,
Raymond Santana 14,
Korey Wisec 16,
Antron McCray 15,
Yusef Salaam 15,
Even after DNA proved them innocent. pic.twitter.com/4e9ij6GaDc
— Hcc (@ClatisC) May 28, 2019