TV network changes title of KKK docu-series after backlash

2016-12-24 16:01

Los Angeles — A&E is changing the name of its eight-part documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan.

The network says the series will now be called Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America, not Generation KKK as announced earlier this week.

A&E said in a statement Friday that the change was needed to "ensure that no one can mistake its intent and that the title alone does not serve to normalise the Klan."

The network also said civil rights organisations including the Anti-Defamation League and Color of Change will create educational curricula and other materials to help contextualize the show's content.

Escaping the KKK follows individuals and families trying to extract themselves from the racist and anti-Semitic hate group.

See the trailer here:

The name change comes days after Grey's Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo slammed the network for promoting and normalising hate with the docu-series. (Read more here)

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