Wednesday September 23, 2015

q's pop culture panel heats up over political correctness

Is there a problem with this poster boy? q's pop culture panel gets heated over the Stonewall movie boycott.

Is there a problem with this poster boy? q's pop culture panel gets heated over the Stonewall movie boycott. (Centropolis Entertainment)

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This may just be our prickliest pop culture panel to date. Esquire's Stephen Marche, Chatelaine editor-at-large Rachel Giese and the National Post's Sadaf Ahsan weigh in on this week's hot button headlines — and go head-to-head over political correctness.

At issue today:

  • On the heels of the Emmys and Viola Davis' big win, we ask: can we finally be proud of diversity on television?
  • Following controversy, the band formerly known as Viet Cong is changing its name. (Here's the critical Exclaim piece referenced on air.) 
  • The muppets return! Again! Can the long running series be truly be subversive?
  • As thousands boycott the new Stonewall film, we ask: does the movie version of a historical event owe us accuracy?