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University of Michigan cancels, then reverses on "American Sniper" screening
by Sarah Pulliam Bailey
The University of Michigan canceled a showing of the film "American Sniper" after nearly 300 protesters spoke out, saying the film advances "negative and misleading stereotypes" against Muslims. The university has since reversed its decision.
The Center for Campus Involvement, which was sponsoring the campus event, initially said it would instead show "Paddington Bear," a PG-rated movie about a stuffed animal's misadventures. Late Wednesday, the university reversed its initial decision and "American Sniper" will be shown on Friday as originally planned.
"Some students expressed concern that this movie was not appropriate for a night designed to be a fun event and one welcoming to all students," university spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald told the Post in an email.
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