Conservatives consider boycott of Cuarón
August 2, 2003 at 12:25 AM ET
Wizard News (via MSNBC)
MSNBC/Newsweek reports in their Online Mail Call on readers response to Alfonso Cuarón's comments in an earlier Newsweek article which compared Voldemort to U.S. President George W. Bush.
One reader from Sumner, Texas, puts his reaction this way: "Even in a story reviewing an idiotic movie you morons can't resist the opportunity to take a shot at the president." A Houstonian writes "As an American and a stockholder of AOL Time Warner, I am so insulted by Mr. Cuarón's comments about President Bush."
And a Meridan, Conn., reader opines that "after listening to the insipid comments of the director of the new Harry Potter movie, I guess conservatives are going to have to boycott his movie. Why can't these intellectual lightweights keep their mouths shut?"
Mr. Cuarón's comments also compared Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge to England's Prime Minister Tony Blair.