Amid the Black Lives Matter protests, New York cop comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has decided to scrap all of their episodes from the up and coming 8th season.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear the reason behind their decision...
The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.
via: GettyEver since the death of George Floyd last month, thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest.
And they are all marching for one thing:
via: GettyFor the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Everyone is talking about it.
I love seeing my instagram timeline. #BlackOutTuesday https://t.co/M5fv9Rm5RT— Coral (@Coral)1591104295.0
And, of course, an array of celebrities jumped on board to show their support.Ice Cube, have been speaking out against racism and injustice in, not only this country but the rest of the world.
These famous figures have been using their platform to highlight the ongoing issues black men and women face every day...
Many have been donating substantial amounts of money to help out...
via: Getty ImagesAnd the cast from the hit comedy TV series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, are the latest to contribute to the cause.
Now, despite the huge success of the show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been criticized frequently for one thing.Fans of the sitcom have previously called it out for their unrealistic portrayal of the police department.
The show has always danced around the less appetizing reality of the NYPD...And many people have criticized it for not accurately portraying how the police force here in America actually operates.
Though it is important to note...The show is a comedy, so it can be forgiven for masking the darker side of the Brooklyn police force.
But, during the ongoing BLM protests, the show's portrayal of the police has come under more scrutiny than ever before.
via: Getty ImagesA recent article by Nathan Grayson outlined the reasons as to why this show should address the issues in at least one episode.
He wrote this:
via: Getty Images"But it’s still a show about cops. Not only that. It’s devoutly committed to the myth of the good cop—that there might be some bad apples, but somehow, they don’t spoil the whole bunch. Now, with the country consumed by conversations about whether or not policing as an institution is even salvageable, it all seems woefully naive. With all eyes on them, cops continue to instigate violence, escalate otherwise manageable situations, and kill people."
"Thus, I will make this argument upfront:" he states.
via: Getty Images"The only way for Brooklyn Nine-Nine to make any sort of coherent narrative sense is for its characters to quit their jobs as cops and become social workers before the show ends." Wow. That's some pretty powerful stuff.
Anyway, the cast recently pledged a substantial $100,000 to the BLM protestors.
#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd https://t.co/mwCLtdpW0p https://t.co/Z8HRCTvZD3— Dan Goor (@Dan Goor)1591146069.0
A prominent member of the show, Terry Crews spoke out about the issues on social media.
People on Twitter decided to tweet their opinions on the matter.This user asked if they will be addressing "police brutality in future episodes."
This user also had a similar thought writing:
@djgoor This is a good first step, but how are you going to deal with the fact that this show serves as NYPD sanita… https://t.co/q0M7sD2Odb— Sasha (@Sasha)1591186061.0
But this week, the show has made a huge announcement.As a result of the protests encouraging the writers and producers to "rethink" the direction of the sitcom, they have come to the decision to scrap all the episodes from season 8.
Terry Crews confirmed the news yesterday.
via: GettySpeaking to Access Hollywood, he said: "We’ve had a lot of somber talks about it and deep conversations and we hope through this we’re going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year."
via: Getty"Our show-runner, Dan Goor, they had 4 episodes all ready to go and they just threw them in the trash. We have to start over. Right now we don’t know which direction it’s going to go in."