Monarchists Launch Protest Against The Crown
Monarchists to launch protest against The Crown
The falsehoods and inaccuracies, particularly about His Majesty the King as Prince of Wales, being broadcast in season 5 of Netflix series The Crown, will lead monarchists and right-minded people to withdraw support for the programme and Netflix as a whole if the platform does not act to correct the record.
"It is one thing to create a clearly fictitious narrative such as Robin Hood, but quite another to purposefully build a series including falsehoods and inaccuracies about people still living," AML Chairman Philip Benwell said. "It is also disgraceful that Netflix is airing their new series two months after the death of the Queen and just over six months from the coronation of the King about whom the series contains falsehoods."
Reports that a totally false conversation between the then Prince of Wales and the then Prime Minister, Sir John Major, about the Queen abdicating, cause great concern. Even before Sir John issued a statement saying that that fictitious conversation was "a barrel-load of malicious nonsense", it is fundamentally clear that Prince Charles would never have spoken about the Queen abdicating because he of all people knew that because of the Oath Her Majesty swore at her coronation, she would never abdicate as the commitment she gave was for life.
However, many people who watch historical series do so believing them to be a true depiction of events and a sort of semi-documentary, which undeniably many are. These unsuspecting people, unaware of the true situation, will undoubtedly take the falsehoods and inaccuracies contained in The Crown to be genuine.
These inaccurate accounts have even encouraged Dame Judi Dench to write to The Times saying that the more The Crown approaches present times, "the more freely it seems willing to blur the lines between historical accuracy and crude sensationalism."
Mr Benwell stated, “I believe that Netflix has been negligent in its duty to the public by not providing any sort of accuracy about such ‘real-life events’. Whilst it has since added an inadequate disclaimer to its marketing for The Crown, saying the show is a "fictional dramatisation", "inspired by real-life events" it should nevertheless state that the real-life events depicted are not in any way reflective of the actual situations described as they are entirely imagined and scripted accordingly.
If they are not, the droves of people who will leave Netflix will undoubtedly prove them wrong.”
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