University Of Michigan Almost Canceled 'American Sniper' And Replaced It With 'Paddington'

04/09/2015 09:11 am ET | Updated Apr 09, 2015

The University of Michigan temporarily canceled a screening of the film "American Sniper" this week, after more than 200 students signed a letter saying that the movie perpetuates “negative and misleading stereotypes” and creates an unsafe environment for Middle Eastern, North African and Muslim students.
The film, scheduled for Friday, was to be replaced with a screening of "Paddington," a family movie based on the popular series of British children’s books about a talking bear with a love of marmalade. The university reversed its decision late Wednesday, saying "it was a mistake" to cancel the showing.

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