RASHIDA TLAIB FIRES BACK AT ‘GREEN BOOK’ DIRECTOR FOR OSCAR’S SHOUT OUT: ‘SHINOLA WATCHES … THEY’RE SAVING DETROIT’

The Daily Caller | 2/25/2019 | Staff
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Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib lashed out at the director of Oscar-winning film “Green Book,” Peter Farrelly, on Twitter for comments he made during his award acceptance speech that suggested Detroit needs to be saved.

Farrelly’s “Green Book” won the “Best Picture” category at the 2019 Academy Awards Sunday night. During Farrelly’s award acceptance speech, he made a shout-out to the watch company Shinola, exclaiming, “Tom Kartsotis and Shinola watches — unbelievable! They’re saving Detroit!”

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Tlaib voiced her disagreement with Farrelly’s comment on Twitter, calling it a “disrespectful and hurtful narrative that we 1) need saving [and] 2) that billionaires are the ones to do it.”

Tlaib’s critical response among other similar takes on Twitter were followed by a statement from the Shinola company,...
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