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To: Huayi Brothers, Lakeshore Entertainment, STXfilms
Stop the Peppermentiras- Drop the Film for its Latino-Bashing Plot
Pull Peppermint from theaters and apologize to the Latinx community for perpetuating racist tropes.
Why is this important?
"Nearly everything in 'Peppermint' comes back to how immigrants – specifically Latino immigrants – are destroying the country." Kristin Lopez, Remezcla
At LatinoJustice we fight the stereotyping and criminalization of our community every day, and films like Peppermint only serve to endanger our communities and make our work that much more difficult.
This film pours gasoline on the anti-Latino fire already raging throughout our nation, thanks in no small part to the Trump administration’s harmful policy agenda and the President’s own constant output of disparaging remarks.
At a time when hate crimes have been on the rise in America’s largest cities and a majority of Latinxs report feeling less safe since Trump was elected, Peppermint is only reinforcing these dangerous stereotypes and making our communities less safe.
That is why we invite you to join us in sending Peppermint to the dustbin of a Redbox rental somewhere at the bottom of the ocean by calling out this film for what it is- a racist pile of garbage, and demanding its producers pull it from theaters immediately.