Lionsgate Responds To The 'Ender's Game' Controversy
We've heard from everyone (Ender's Game creator Orson Scott Card, NOM, Maggie Gallagher) in response to Geeks Out's boycott of the upcoming film, except for Lionsgate, the studio behind the movie. Until now.
Lionsgate has released a statement denouncing Card as well as the National Organization for Marriage, but pleads with the LGBT community to not take their beef with the bigots out on the movie and promises to host a benefit premiere.
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 of Lionsgate's statement?