BOMER WINS! THEY’LL BE SHOWING AMERICAN SNIPER ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND!
Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland alumnus Boomer Esiason threatened to cut off his support for the school over the cancelation of screenings of the film American Sniper on campus, the school confirmed a new screening of the movie has been scheduled.
Boomer wasn’t the only one upset with the cancelation. University of Maryland’s president, Wallace Loh, talked about some of the backlash the school faced in a letter to students, NBC Washington reported.
That cancellation drew controversy. “We were deluged by phone calls and messages from across the country, almost unanimously outraged by the cancellation or postponement,” said Maryland President Wallace D. Loh in a letter to students. “Members of our faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as members of our state’s legislature, voiced their dismay with UMD’s abridgment of this constitutional right.
“Perhaps most disheartening, MSA’s Facebook page was filled with some of the most venomous, racist, and hateful messages imaginable,” Loh wrote in the letter, which was posted on the university’s website Tuesday.
Now, two student groups — College Republicans and College Democrats — are working together to screen the film Monday at 6 p.m. in Hoff Theater. They will also convene a panel discussion of the film afterward.
Loh said the university is dedicated to discussing all ideas and not suppressing them.
BOOMER TWEETS HIS DISLIKE FOR THE BAN OF AMERICAN SNIPER
Earlier this year the U of M football coach stepped up to support American Sniper and now this former quarterback and University of Maryland alum is stepping up too…
Former NFL quarterback and current radio host Boomer Esiason said he is cutting off the University of Maryland, where he played during his college career, after its decision to cancel a screening of American Sniper.
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… never donating another dime to U of MD. As a 9/11/01 victim I’m deeply saddened and insulted. #ChrisKyle is a HERO!
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University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim…
The University of Maryland announced it will postpone indefinitely an upcoming screening of “American Sniper” after Muslim students protested – calling the film Islamophobic, racist and nationalistic.
Esiason, who is the host of the popular Boomer & Carton show in New York, said on Friday that he is “never donating another dime” to Maryland after it caved to pressure from Muslim student groups and canceled a planned screening of American Sniper.
Esiason said he was “deeply saddened and insulted” by the decision.