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Producer Exits Christchurch Mosque Attacks Movie Amid Backlash, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Says Film ‘Feels Very Soon And Very Raw’

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One of the “They Are Us” producers has exited the project amid the backlash surrounding the Rose Byrne-led film. The movie, about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s response to the horrific 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks, has been widely criticized.

New Zealand’s Muslim community has also slammed the film, with more than 60,000 now signing a petition calling for it to be axed as it “side-lines the victims and survivors and instead centres the response of a white woman.” Producer Philippa Campbell has since released a statement, apologizing for any distress the movie has caused. “I have listened to the concerns raised over recent days and I have heard the strength of people’s views,” Campbell said in a statement to New Zealand

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