Honor Afghan Honor--No Rape Scene in Kite Runner sign now

Dear Mr. Hosseini,

As members of the Afghan community in North America, we implore you to remove the vulgar scene in your upcoming film that depicts sexual aggression against a young Hazara boy.

As Afghanistan is struggling through a period of national reconciliation, your film, which will most definitely be available in Afghanistan, will through this scene serve the purpose of further polarizing the Afghan community back home. Furthermore, a scene of such vulgarity is an affront to the honor of Afghans in general, the Hazara population specifically, and the actors in the movie in particular.

This scene in the film, or even an allusion to the rape, will serve to anchor a notion of humiliation, ethnic inferiority, or ethnic superiority (for non-Hazaras) in the psychology of the viewers. This is a notion that we want to erase from Afghanistan. After decades of polarization, we will not stand idly to watch Hollywood pour more fuel into the fire. Enough is enough.

Although we could appeal to Paramount, we feel an effective means of taking action is to appeal to your good conscience. You have no doubt thought about many of these issues; we are asking that you take another look. We want to keep this within our community for now, and we feel that this sincere address will cause you to re-examine the ramifications of this scene. However, your failure to act will behoove us to take stricter measures to rectify this problem.

For the sake of God Himself, please set the wheels in motion to remove this scene from your film immediately.

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Latest Signatures

  • 29 December 2015150. Anosh Carney
    TAKE THIS SCENE OUT PLEASE State, Province, or Country canada
  • 19 December 2015149. Faisal Kim
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015148. Iraj Wise
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015147. Sohaiel A
    Free Afghanistan State, Province, or Country Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 07 December 2015146. Abdulbasier A
    Please Mr. Hosseini, do not let the Afghan community down State, Province, or Country MA, USA
  • 28 November 2015145. Sameer Lozano
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015144. Arash Gilmore
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015143. Nahied H
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 2015142. Zohra H
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 2015141. Yalda F
    I support this petition
  • 16 November 2015140. Morsal H
    I support this petition
  • 16 November 2015139. Leena H
    I completely understand that you would like to stay true to what you have written, but I strongly feel that this is one scene that we do not need to have burned into our memories. State, Province, or Country Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 15 November 2015138. Yelda A
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2015137. Zuhal R
    I support this petition
  • 28 October 2015136. Jawad Horton
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 2015135. Narges H
    please delete this scene, it will hurt our culture more and the afghan people will be judged once again due to wrong representaion of the afghan culture and way of life. State, Province, or Country mississauga, ontario, canada
  • 23 October 2015134. Javad Warner
    В State, Province, or Country В
  • 21 October 2015133. Tamana Andrade
    I support this petition
  • 21 October 2015132. Faiza P
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2015131. Zarin H
    We need unity among Afghans, not pathways to our old bloodletting . State, Province, or Country New Jersey, USA
  • 17 October 2015130. Abdul Shahirb
    I support this petition
  • 15 October 2015129. Johnali Espinoza
    As a proud Afghan Hazara please consider removing the rape scene. It will do harm to the fragile peace and unity in today's Afghanistan. State, Province, or Country Los Angeles, California
  • 11 October 2015128. Carlosafghan Baldwin
    keep the afghans pride high in the sky State, Province, or Country canada,ontario, kitchenr
  • 08 October 2015127. Zuhra N
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015126. Tamim A
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015125. Ehsan W
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 2015124. Akbar S
    I support this petition

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