A&E Television Networks is under fire after announcing a new docuseries about the KKK. Can anyone guess why?
Titled Generation KKK, the show will air next year, as camera crews “follow members of the racist hate group,” in addition to “family members who want to distance themselves from the Klan,” Complex reports.
Following A&E’s big reveal, many have expressed their thoughts against expanding the group’s platform for hate, but the network’s general manager Rob Sharenow insists his intentions are exactly the opposite. “We certainly didn’t want the show to be seen as a platform for the views of the KKK,” Sharenow told the New York Times. “The only political agenda is that we really do stand against hate.”
Meanwhile, Twitter is up in arms, arguing that giving the Ku Klux Klan a TV show and catchy moniker only normalizes their way of life. What are your thoughts?