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September 24 2016

Transformers: The Last Knight filming causes controversy

Filming of a scene for Transformers: The Last Knight has caused controversy over Nazi symbolism.

The fifth Transformers film is currently filming in Oxfordshire, England, and some controversy was caused when Nazi banners and extras in SS uniforms were spotted.

The reason this caused an issue is Blenheim Palace is the ancestral home and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Apparently such iconography being placed on a building so closely associated with the Prime Minister that led the U.K. through World War II has upset many veterans and others throughout the country.

Speaking to the BBC, Michael Bay said, “People have not been fortunate enough to read the script and they don’t know that Churchill in this movie is a big hero.” He went on to add, “Churchill would be smiling. When you see the movie you’ll understand.”

This is one of those times where I have to speak up and say, “Shut up, Bay.” Sir Winston Churchill is my favorite person from history, and I really don’t care what the storyline is, no, he would not be smiling about Nazi flags flying over his country let alone his home.

It does appear time travel plays a factor in this story, but this really was a silly move by Bay and company.

Transformers: The Last Knight is scheduled to hit theaters on June 23, 2017.



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