Backlash over Richard Curtis's 10:10 climate filmAnd:
Short movie backing CO2 campaign is pulled after Four Weddings writer's joke backfires
The charities that backed a Richard Curtis film for the 10:10 environmental campaign said yesterday that they were "absolutely appalled" when they saw the director's four-minute short, which was withdrawn from circulation amid a storm of protest...Distribution plans for UK cinemas have now been scrapped.And:
The charity ActionAid [said] "but the moment this film was seen it was clear it was inappropriate."And:
At least three other groups linked to 10:10 confirmed they had privately expressed their concern. "Absolutely appalled" was the reaction from one, while another told the Observer: "The great fear was that it would just take the focus off the programme.And:
A statement from the Guardian, backer of 10:10, which exclusively showcased No Pressure, said: "The film may have been somewhat tasteless.This whole experience is what happens when you stick copious numbers of 'insulated-sanctimonious-Guardian-type' people in a room, after a Friday liquid lunch, to come up with 'creative ideas' for a film, without the real world invited to the meeting to say; hmm maybe this is inappropriate.
Update: I've just seen that EUReferendum has a post here.