Gutfeld Criticizes Decision to Postpone 'American Sniper' Screening
Tonight on "The Five," Greg Gutfeld criticized the decision to cancel a screening of "American Sniper" at the University of Maryland.
Muslim students petitioned against the scheduled May 6 screening, calling the film "racist."
“American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason,” a petition launched by the university’s Muslim Students Association reads. “This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes.”
The Academy Award-nominated film was indefinitely postponed by the university's Student Entertainment Events organization.
“SEE is choosing to explore the proactive measures of working with others during the coming months to possibly create an event where students can engage in constructive and moderated dialogues about the controversial topics proposed in the film,” a statement from SEE posted on the university’s website reads.
Gutfeld asserted that "campus petitions have only one goal: [to] exert pressure against whatever hurts their little feelings."
"But, really, who's more cowardly? Coddled students who cannot bear different views, or those who folded before this whiner wagon? They deserve each other," Gutfeld stated. "My solution? Ban all films there, for all can hurt your delicate sensibilities."
Watch Gutfeld's monologue and see "The Five" co-hosts react in the clip above.
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