The University of Michigan was supposed to show the movie American Sniper, but some of the tender little dears thought the movie too violent, too anti-Muslim, too conservative! The decision was made, the movie would not be shown. In its place, the children's movie Paddington would be shown.
The movie is back on, so you might think more rational heads had prevailed. Not so much. There was a compromise:
Now comes news that, no, no, the university—generally regarded as one an outstanding academic institution—will now show American Sniper as planned. Via Foxnews.com:Ohio State fans should bring teddy bears to the next game against Michigan. They deserve it.
University Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper called the decision to cancel the Friday night showing a "mistake" in a statement.And for all the students who wanted to see Paddington? They too will be made whole:
"The initial decision to cancel the movie was not consistent with the high value the University of Michigan places on freedom of expression and our respect for the right of students to make their own choices in such matters," Harper said. "The movie will be shown at the originally scheduled time and location."
Harper added that the university will also screen the family-friendly film "Paddington" as an alternative.