Disney’s Controversial 7/7 Drama Sparks Outrage Over Filming at Historic London Tube Station

Disney Filming 7/7 Drama at Jean Charles de Menezes Death Site

Disney faces controversy over its new drama related to the 7/7 terror attacks in London. The drama includes scenes at the same location where Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead.

Scenes at Stockwell Tube: An actor portraying Jean Charles de Menezes was filmed walking into Stockwell Tube station, where he was killed by police in 2005. The scenes closely resemble the events of that tragic day.

Controversy Surrounding Filming: Victims and their families from the 7/7 attacks have criticized Disney for the highly realistic sets and scenes. The drama series is accused of showing a lack of respect for the victims and survivors.

Filming at Sensitive Locations: The production includes a replica of the No 30 double-decker bus that was blown up during the 7/7 attacks. The drama is being filmed in Bermondsey, near the locations of the actual bombings, which has added to the controversy.

Disney’s Response: Disney claims that its series is a “factual dramatization” and that extensive research and sensitivity have gone into its production. They state that they’ve worked closely with local authorities and businesses to inform the public about the filming.

Background on the 7/7 Attacks and Jean Charles de Menezes

The 7/7 attacks in London on July 7, 2005, were a series of coordinated suicide bombings on the city’s public transportation system. The attacks killed 52 people and injured hundreds more.

Jean Charles de Menezes, a Brazilian electrician, was tragically shot dead by police at Stockwell Tube station on July 22, 2005. He was mistaken for one of the failed suicide bombers, leading to the fatal shooting.

The controversy surrounding Disney’s production stems from its recreation of these events, which many feel is insensitive and disrespectful to the victims and their families.

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