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I am not usually a big fan of petitions or advertiser boycotts directed against some TV show or movie. There are numerous reasons. The last one, based on a current news story, is by far the funniest.

In many cases, the people signing the petition haven’t seen the show or movie in question. When Franco Zefferelli directed the TV miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth,” a few off-hand remarks in advance of production caused the type of people who sign such petitions to decide that this would be a terrible, awful, blasphemous project, and there were petitions and boycotts trying to prevent it from being…



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