q's pop culture panel heats up over political correctness

Is the new Stonewall film offensive? Should Viet Cong change their name? Our panel hits several hot buttons this week.
Is there a problem with this poster boy? q's pop culture panel gets heated over the Stonewall movie boycott. (Centropolis Entertainment)

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? 


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