An Islamic civil rights and advocacy group is asking Warner Brothers to change the title of Towelhead, saying "the word is commonly used in a derogatory manner against people of the Muslim faith or Arab origin." "No shit," responded everyone else in the entire world.
"Towelhead," …looks at the life of a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl in the early ’90s.
The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Monday that since the moniker is a "racial and religious slur," Warners should consider calling the film "Nothing Is Private," the title under which it debuted at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Director Alicia Erian, who is Arab-American, said that though the title is an ethnic slur, she "selected it to highlight one of the novel’s major themes: racism."
I’m no rocketship Einstein, but I’m thinking when your organization is dedicated to fighting discrimination against Muslims, you probably shouldn’t protest a movie about discrimination against Muslims. Of course, they probably wouldn’t have this problem if they’d called it I’m Not Mexican God Dammit like I suggested.