Should NBC Cancel 'Stars Earn Stripes'?
SodaHead Celebs 2012/08/15 16:00:00
NBC's new reality show "Stars Earn Stripes" is not a hit with Nobel Peace laureates. Nine prize-winners have asked the network to cancel the show, calling it an effort to "sanitize war by likening it to an athletic competition," Reuters reports.
In an open letter to NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt, the laureates said that "preparing for war is neither amusing nor entertaining." The letter continues "It is our belief that this program pays homage to no one anywhere and continues and expands on an inglorious tradition of glorifying war and armed violence. Real war is down in the dirt deadly. People -- military and civilians -- die in ways that are anything but entertaining..."
But NBC is standing behind its show, which is hosted by retired U.S. General Wesley Clark and features "stars" like Nick Lachey and Todd Palin participating in military-style training. "'Stars Earn Stripes' is about thanking the young Americans who are in harm's way every day. This show is not a glorification of war but a glorification of service," the network said in a statement. Do you think the show should be canceled?
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