Oregon Cancels Screening of "Kindergarten Cop" for Ridiculous Reason

The 90's movie "Kindergarten Cop" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is being cancelled.

A film festival in Oregon was going to show the movie during its 30th anniversary but a journalist took to Twitter with a stretch of a reason to not view the action/comedy.

Portland author Lois Leveen criticized the movie on Twitter saying it romanticized "over-policing children" and compared it to "Birth Of A Nation".

Source - On Saturday, Portland author Lois Leveen—whose writing credits include contributions to The New York Times and The Atlantic and the book The Secrets of Mary Bowser, a novel based on the life of a slave-turned-Union spy—took to Twitter to excoriate the organization for leading off its series with the movie.
"National reckoning on overpolicing is a weird time to revive Kindergarten Cop. IRL, we are trying to end the school-to-prison pipeline," she tweeted. "There's nothing entertaining about the presence of police in schools, which feeds the 'school-to-prison' pipeline in which African American, Latinx and other kids of color are criminalized rather than educated. Five- and 6-year-olds are handcuffed and hauled off to jail routinely in this country. And this criminalizing of children increases dramatically when cops are assigned to work in schools."
 In a message sent to WW over the weekend with the subject line "Kindergarten Cop-Out: Why Does NW Film Center Think There's Anything Fun About Cops Traumatizing Schoolchildren," Leveen elaborated on her concerns.
"It's true Kindergarten Cop is only a movie. So are Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind, but we recognize films like those are not 'good family fun,'" she wrote. "They are relics of how pop culture feeds racist assumptions."
"Because despite what the movie shows," she continued, "in reality, schools don't transform cops. Cops transform schools, and in an extremely detrimental way."

Despite Leveen's claims about the film being ridiculous, the NW Film Center obliged and will not be showing 'Kindergarten Cop".

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