Thursday, January 20, 2011

American Idol’s Slander of The Bronx: Shame on you J.Lo

January 20, 2011

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ

“I am thoroughly disgusted with the treatment of the Bronx on last night. Rather than focus on the amazing revitalization the Bronx has seen over the past three decades, the producers of the show chose instead to highlight the negative stereotypes that have plagued our borough for years. The Bronx is the proud home of 1.4 million people, and over the past 30 years we have seen a dramatic drop in crime, incredible new business activity and the development of amazing new infrastructure. The portrayal of the Bronx by the producers of American Idol in such an extremely negative light is not only shameful, it does not accurately represent how far the Bronx has come.

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