Univision Plans Pulse Massacre Reenactment

NBC News reports:

The owner of the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando has slammed Univision for planning to air a detailed reenactment of the shooting massacre at the club that left 49 people dead and more than 50 injured last June. The episode titled “Baño De Sangre,” or “Blood Bath,” is set to run on the broadcast network’s weekly news show “Crónicas De Sábado.” The show uses actors and special effects to depict the massacre in gory detail. The episode will also feature interviews with survivors.

Univision had posted a trailer on social media, though it has since been taken down. In a statement posted on Twitter Thursday night, “Crónicas De Sábado” defended the show. “Univision has set out to create a report that is deeply respectful of the many people whose lives were impacted by this tragedy, and, at the same time, is faithful to the facts underlying this horrible crime,” the statement reads.

Members of the Orlando LGBT community took to social media to express their rage at the network, which they said was carelessly re-traumatizing people affected by the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Barbara Poma, the owner of the Pulse gay nightclub where the largely LGBT and Latino victims were attacked, posted on the “Crónicas De Sábado” Facebook page that the “lack of respect for these grieving families” was “incomprehensible.”

Lots of people weren’t crazy about all the 9/11 movies, either. Patriots Day, the Boston Marathon Bombing movie which drew similar criticism, has grossed $31M since its late December release. It should be noted, however, that those movies largely focused on the heroism of first responders.