Lionsgate issued a statement regarding the controversy leading up to the new movie Ender's Game. The novel author, Orson Scott Card, is openly against homosexuality and has spoken out against gay marriage. There have been boycots of the movie planned due to this and so the production company issued this statement:
As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from Gods and Monsters to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage. However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of Ender’s Game. The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form. On the contrary, the film not only transports viewers to an entertaining and action-filled world, but it does so with positive and inspiring characters who ultimately deliver an ennobling and life-affirming message. Lionsgate will continue its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community by exploring new ways we can support LGBT causes and, as part of this ongoing process, will host a benefit premiere for Ender’s Game.
What do you think? I was NOT aware of this controversy until recently, and I have to admit, it DOES change my opinion. I don't want someone so hateful to make money off me. But I do really want to see the movie adaptation of a book I read years ago.
See my previous post with comments from authour Orson Scott Card here: http://maliciousmandysmind.blogspot.ca/2013/07/enders-game-authour-orson-scott-card.html