A screening of the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger film ‘Kindergarten Cop’ has been canceled in Portland after it was accused of being too pro-law enforcement.
As The Daily Wire reports:
An Aug. 6 outdoor screening of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “Kindergarten Cop,” scheduled to commemorate both Oregon filmmaking and the movie’s 30th anniversary, has been canceled after a Portland author claimed the comedy makes light of the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
According to Willamette Week, Portland’s NW Film Center (NWFC) decided, after discussions with “staff and community members,” that screening “Kindergarten Cop” to open their “Cinema Unbound” drive-in summer movie series at Zidell Yards would be ill-advised, given the current political climate. The 1990 movie, which was filmed in Oregon and features Schwarzenegger as a cop who goes undercover at an elementary school, will be replaced with a screening of “Good Trouble,” a documentary about late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
NWFC’s decision came shortly after Lois Leveen complained on Twitter about the Schwarzenegger comedy. According to her website, Leveen’s work “has appeared in the New York Times, the LA Review of Books, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic and on NPR.”…
“It’s true Kindergarten Cop is only a movie. So are Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind, but we recognize films like those are not ‘good family fun,’” Leveen added. “They are relics of how pop culture feeds racist assumptions. Because despite what the movie shows, in reality, schools don’t transform cops. Cops transform schools, and in an extremely detrimental way.”
It appears that even Schwarzenegger, who has repeatedly attacked President Trump, isn’t immune from being canceled for even the slightly infraction against the liberal religion of wokeness.