District 9 slammed by Nigerian officials | The Fan Carpet Ltd • The Fan Carpet: The RED Carpet for FANS • The Fan Carpet: Fansites Network • The Fan Carpet: Slate • The Fan Carpet: Theatre Spotlight • The Fan Carpet: Arena • The Fan Carpet: International

District 9 slammed by Nigerian officials

21 September 2009

More race controversy for District 9. The Nigerian government have demanded an apology from the bosses of the sci-fi hit.

The country's Information Minister, Dora Akunyili, is unhappy about the film's depiction of Nigerian immigrants. The science fiction blockbuster portrays them as gangsters who eat alien flesh.

It has so incensed the Nigerian community that Facebook groups have been set up slamming the film, and Akunyili has called for an apology.

He said, "We are not happy about it because it portrays Nigerian in a bad light.

"We have written to the producer and distributor of the film, Sony Entertainment, expressing our displeasure and demanded an apology."

Source: Yahoo! Movies