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Why Users Are Mad At Letterboxd

By Kristy Puchko | Film | July 30, 2019 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | July 30, 2019 |


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Letterboxd is intended as a social media platform where users can share star-ratings, reviews, and lists about the films they’re watching, loving, and loathing. But the site has come under fire over a controversial decision to delete one user’s review of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

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Letterboxd user Silent Dawn took to Twitter claiming that the platform deleted his review because it included his wish that the fictional WWII Nazi-eradicators would “come back and take care of all the nazis in America right now.” Notably, Silent Dawn did not @ the Letterboxd Twitter account or even mention the name of the platform. Yet Letterboxd responded, confirming his claim while insisting the deletion was because of his promotion of “violent hatred.”

This response has not gone over well on Twitter.

After a slew of tweets accused Letterboxd of being Nazi sympathizers, Letterboxd admitted they “f*cked up.” Which is more than some Twitter accounts have managed in the face of backlash.

Letterboxd also shared offered a sort of apology along with a clip from the anti-Nazi horror movie Green Room, in which the heroes sing Dead Kennedys’ “Nazi Punks Fuck Off.”

However, Letterboxd has not restored Silent Dawn’s review. So he posted a new one.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.


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