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Fox Uses Trayvon Martin’s death to market Ben Stiller’s Neighborhood Watch film

by | 6th, May 2012

THE makers of the film Neighborhood Watch have reacted to the death of Trayvon Martin the teenager shot dead in Florida by Neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman by renaming their product  The Watch .

Fox Studios, the makers, explain that the renaming has nothing to do with Trayvon Martin, which makes us wonder why the internet is alight with news that it is? Says the Fox spokesperson:

“As the subject matter of this alien invasion comedy bears no relation whatsoever to the recent tragic events in Florida, the studio altered the title to avoid any accidental or unintended misimpression that it might.”

Good-oh. Sensible, indeed, to use the death of an unarmed black teenager to explain that the NEW film starring Ben STILLER (not black) and Vince VAUGN (also not black) coming to ALL cinemas SOON has nothing to do with the death of unarmed black teenager TRAYVON Martin, his name currently riding high on

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