‘Homeland’ Angers Pakistani Government

By April Lara | 3 years ago
‘Homeland’ Angers Pakistani Government
Claire Danes at MuchMusic, for the program MuchOnDemand, to promote the film Stardust. July 25, 2007/Wikimedia Commons/RobinWong

Shortly after the “Homeland” Season 4 finale, the show received negative reactions from Pakistan. No, it’s not because it’s not because of how it ended, but the people were quite offended. Read on for further details.

Previously, Israel took offense on how the show described their former Prime Minister, Menachem Begin, wherein he was described as a killer who ordered the execution of “91 British soldiers at the King David Hotel” prior to him becoming a prime minister.

The Israeli government is asking for Showtime to explain on this matter. Now, “Homeland” has angered another country, Pakistan. A Pakistani official has released a statement dated Dec. 27, 2014 regarding the depiction of their country in the show.

“Maligning a country that has been a close partner and ally of the US… is a disservice not only to the security interests of the US but also to the people of the US,” said Nadeem Hotiana, Pakistan Embassy spokesman.

According to some people in Pakistan, the portrayal of the show’s cast on the people of their country is wrong in so many levels, which is a big offense to the country. Moreover, the country also demands an explanation from the show. “Homeland’s” depiction of Islamabad is wrong, according to a source, saying that the show made it look like a hellhole; but in reality, it is a quiet and beautiful city.

Showtime hasn’t released a statement yet.

“Homeland” will return for Season 5 this year.

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About the author

April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.