Parents of Slain Students Call Out Linda Ikeji & Netflix To Suspend ‘Movie Premiere ‘Dark October’

Written by on January 26, 2023

The parents of slain students have called out popular Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji and Netflix to suspend the premiere of the upcoming movie “Dark October.” The film, which is based on a true story, tells the tale of a group of students who were brutally killed by a notorious criminal.

The parents of the victims are outraged that their children’s tragic deaths are being used for entertainment purposes and have taken to social media to express their disappointment and demand that the premiere be cancelled. They also called out Linda Ikeji, who is one of the producers of the movie, for her involvement in the project.

In a statement, the parents said: “We are deeply hurt and offended that our children’s deaths are being used for entertainment. We understand that this is a story that needs to be told, but it should not be done in a way that trivializes their deaths and causes further pain for the families who have already suffered so much.”

The parents also called on Netflix to cancel the premiere of the movie, arguing that it would be disrespectful to the families of the victims and would only serve to exploit their tragedy for commercial gain.

The controversy has sparked a heated debate on social media, with many people expressing support for the parents and calling for the premiere to be cancelled. Others, however, argue that the film is an important reminder of the atrocities that occurred and that it should be shown as a way to raise awareness and prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.

One question in he minds of people are, was there consent not sort for first before the production of the movie was done? Or how would a true story be told about the students if the consent of their parents were not gotten right from the scripting of the movie.

As of now, it is unclear if Linda Ikeji and Netflix will cancel the premiere of Dark October. However, it is important to note that the parents’ feelings and perspectives must be taken into consideration and the decision should be made with sensitivity and respect for the victims and their families.

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