Spielberg's Name Blacked Out from Tintin's Posters at a Lebanese Movie Theater

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Tintin, a long awaited 3D movie in Lebanon caused a round of debate on Wednesday when one of the theaters blacked out its producer's name.

Cinema City Administration at City Mall Complex in Dora blacked out the name of Tintin's Producer, Steven Spielberg on the movie's poster, "Blogbaladi", a Lebanese blog reported.

In a call made by Skeyes Media to Cinema City administration on Wednesday, Muhammad Mrouweh said: “We obscured the name of the producer from the poster due to a request from the Lebanese General Security as his name is on their blacklist.” adding that “we sent a request to the GS to remove the sticker covering the producer’s name so that it can be seen. But we haven’t up till now received any response."

Lebanese newspaper L'Orient Le Jour spoke to an official at the General Security who denied asking Cinema City to cover up Spielberg's name.

“Spielberg’s name is on the black list, and we could have banned the movie legally.” he said. “But these days we’re being flexible in implementing the law.”

Spielberg, a Jewish producer, was blacklisted by the Arab League after he donated $1 million to Israel during the 2006 war between the Jewish state and Lebanon.

Comments 16
Default-user-icon . (Guest) 10 November 2011, 14:19

really naharnet why r u giving semi-information
why is steven blacklisted?????????????????????
why u didn't mention this
can we know?

Default-user-icon no comment (Guest) 10 November 2011, 14:23

mamma mia...No comment on the stupidity of some God's creatures in this world

Default-user-icon anamin (Guest) 10 November 2011, 14:24

i'm amazed at how retarded we continue to be

Default-user-icon Mad Dog (Guest) 10 November 2011, 14:49

Those who pulled this despicable stunt should have their hands chopped off... Spielberg is the greatest of film directors that ever lived... he happens to be Jewish and true to his faith... is that a crime? Are all Lebanese who are of the Jewish faith should feel guilty and unwelcome in their homeland because they are Jewish? The hypocrites and ignorant imbeciles who wiped out Spielberg's name should be ashamed of themselves...

Default-user-icon Bat (Guest) 10 November 2011, 15:46

His name is not on the blacklist because he is Jewish.
In 2007 the ARAB LEAGUE has unanimously voted to boycott Steven Spielberg after he donated 1 million $ to Israel during the JULY WAR on Lebanon.
Check your facts before jumping to accusations and insults.

Thumb thepatriot 10 November 2011, 16:23

Truely pathetic...Hello Hezboland!

Default-user-icon Someone (Guest) 10 November 2011, 18:12

What does this have with racism towards Judaism or with Hezballah? Do you guys check your facts before forging your opinions?
Spielberg is not on the blacklist because he is Jewish, he is on the blacklist because the Arab League has unanimously voted to boycott him in 2007 (and therefore has nothing to do with Hezballah) because he had donated money to Israel during the July war on Lebanon (and therefore has nothing to do with him solely being Jewish).
If THAT is not a good enough reason for you to put his name on our blacklist, then I seriously don't know what to say...

Thumb mrbrain 10 November 2011, 21:33

Oh mon Dieu Steven himself is blacklisted!!!
If he is black listed then he is black listed what the big deal about it!!!

Thumb mrbrain 10 November 2011, 21:35

Can any one put Mad dog in the cage!!! he might hurt himself..

Missing lebanesy 10 November 2011, 23:07

Big deal either way
Now Steven is going to lose sleep over this
Haram Steven

Thumb thepatriot 11 November 2011, 09:53

As far as I am concerned, he is free to give his money to Irael, Syria, Iran, or to ET! I don't give a crap about it, and I do not see how this is related to his work in this movie!
Do you think that N Labaki's film should be censored in the US?
lebanesy thinks it's no big deal...
It's a big deal all right!
Censorship related to political reasons is ridiculous, and downgrading. Why refrain the artistic freedom of speech. What kind of country do you want to live in!?

Default-user-icon eli (Guest) 11 November 2011, 13:29

Spielberg’s name is on the black list, and we could have banned the movie legally.” he said. “But these days we’re being flexible in implementing the law.”

What a dichotomy? They will show his movie BUT without his name. Is there a psychological term for this? Israeli complex syndrome?

Default-user-icon Random (Guest) 11 November 2011, 13:38

I understand the fact that he was blacklisted for donating money but removing his name from the poster is a stupid thing to do, the movie is still showing and making profit and who is gaining money? Yup! Spilberg! so it is a bit Ironic, no? Weird censorship!

Missing peace 11 November 2011, 14:22

this affair only shows the hypocrisy of this government... if this man is blacklisted so just censor the film... why are they so reluctant? why being so hypocrit?
or this man is not blacklisted so his films are not censored...

poor country never assuming any responsabilites!

Default-user-icon Saidaweh (Guest) 11 November 2011, 15:12

Thepatriot whp are u patriot for? You think its no big deal to donate money to those who bomb our people and children with F 16 and phosphor? Shame on you and shame on those who only removed his name instead of banning it completly. Why send our money to someone who openly showed that he supports the bombing of our kids. Oh thats right, you dont care since most who were bombed were either from the south or dahiye and were mostly muslim. Shame on you. Patriot my a$$. Your patriot for LF and their current allies only but not for lebanon.

Default-user-icon me (Guest) 11 November 2011, 20:56

I am a bit late on this... But the last i heard is that they want to ban relativity theory because Einstein supported Israel.