An Islamic civil rights group has asked Warner Brothers to change the title of the forthcoming movie “Towelhead,” Reuters reported. The Greater Los Angeles Area Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said the title should be changed because the term is considered a “racial and religious slur.”
The movie, directed by Alan Ball, above, was adapted from Alicia Erian’s novel of the same name. The book details the life of a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl. Ms. Erian, who is Arab-American, said that although the title was an ethnic slur, she chose it “to highlight one of the novel’s major themes: racism.” (MORE)


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