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Pakistani officials furious over 'Homeland'


Mandy Patinkin plays former CIA honcho Saul Berenson during a tight spot of season four of "Homeland."

Claire Danes is lucky no Emmy voters live in Islamabad.

Pakistani officials are furious with Showtime after watching the fourth season of its hit show “Homeland,” which they say portrays their country as an ugly, ignorant, terror-plagued “hellhole.”

The diplomats took copious notes of every slight while binge-watching all 12 episodes — including the lack of greenery in the depiction of the nation’s capital, Islamabad.LOL

They complained directly to producers of the Emmy-winning drama, but their gripes fell on deaf ears, Pakistani sources said.

“Maligning a country that has been a close partner and ally of the US . . . is a disservice not only to the security interests of the US but also to the people of the US,” Pakistan Embassy spokesman Nadeem Hotiana told The Post.

One of their beefs is that the show — which stars Danes as CIA Agent Carrie Mathison on assignment in Pakistan — trashed a diplomat’s image of the capital as a bucolic oasis.

“Islamabad is a quiet, picturesque city with beautiful mountains and lush greenery,” one source said. “In ‘Homeland,’ it’s portrayed as a grimy hellhole and war zone where shootouts and bombs go off with dead bodies scattered around. Nothing is further from the truth.”

The cable show’s “Islamabad” scenes were actually filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.

Pakistani diplomats also called out the show’s producers for misrepresenting their language.

“The Pakistani characters portrayed in the show speak English like Americans would,” a source said. “Also, when the characters in the show speak Urdu, the accent is far from the local accent.

“And the connotations of some of the Urdu words that are used are out of place.”

The biggest gripe is that the show depicts Pakistan as undemocratic and allied with terrorists.

“Repeated insinuations that an intelligence agency of Pakistan is complicit in protecting the terrorists at the expense of innocent Pakistani civilians is not only absurd but also an insult to the ultimate sacrifices of the thousands of Pakistani security personnel in the war against terrorism,” a source said.

Maligning a country that has been a close partner and ally of the US . . . is a disservice not only to the security interests of the US but also to the people of the US.- Nadeem Hotiana


“Our culture embraces Western society. Pakistan believes in the democratic system of voting in our presidents.”

“Pakistanis never embraced the dictators who, in the past, ruled the country because they took over the presidency through violent means.

“ ‘Homeland’ makes it seem that Pakistan has contempt for Americans and its values and principles. That is not true.”

Season Four wrapped up its final episode last Sunday.

The show’s publicist referred The Post to Showtime representatives, who did not respond to requests for comment.

Hotiana said he just wished the producers had spent more time getting their facts straight.

“A little research would have gone a long way,” he said.


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i did not like this season finale...i thought there would be another episode for the season until my friend told me that was it
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the season should have ended with episode 11 and let us stew for a year with the Dar double cross
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"'Homeland' Is Racist': Graffiti Artists Sneak Anti-'Homeland' Messages Onto the TV Series

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Homeland, now in its fifth season on Showtime, is no stranger to criticism. What is new, however, is criticism coming from within the show itself.



As reported by Deadline and the Guardian, graffiti artists hired to add designs to the set of Homeland included messages calling out the show. The bluntest of them simply says "Homeland is racist" in Arabic. The images aired on the Oct. 11 episode of the show, the second of this season.

In a statement released on their website, the artists, Heba Amin, Caram Kapp and Stone, explained why they chose to "hack" the series. "Homeland has maintained the dichotomy of the photogenic, mainly white, mostly American protector versus the evil and backwards Muslim threat," they write. They also said the series was filled with "gross misrepresentations of the cities of Beirut, Islamabad- and the so-called Muslim world in general."






The producers apparently reached out to a graffiti artist friend of the team's about doing design work. When they learned of it, they were skeptical. "Given the series' reputation we were not easily convinced, until we considered what a moment of intervention could relay about our own and many others' political discontent with the series," they said. "It was our moment to make our point by subverting the message using the show itself."

The messages ranged from disowning the series — "This show does not represent the views of the artist" — to the political. One even used the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag. Another called the show "watermelon," apparently slang for something that is "a sham."






Homeland showrunner Alex Gansa was reluctantly impressed. "We wish we'd caught these images before they made it to air," he told Deadline. "However, as Homeland always strives to be subversive in its own right and a stimulus for conversation, we can't help but admire this act of artistic sabotage."




The graffiti and statement may motivate Homeland's producers to make a change they've been mulling for some time: shifting the focus away from Islamic and Arab terrorists.




"We're not necessarily going to stay now and forever [focusing on] U.S. relations in the Muslim world," Showtime president David Nevins said at the show's Television Critics Association panel, according to Entertainment Weekly. "We're exploring a few different possibilities and may change it up a little bit."



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Genius, the fact no one even bothered to validate the graffiti is insane.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote afrokock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 18 2015 at 11:07am
nah it came about through forums where people were laughing at homeland for being played

and obviously social media dictates the news these days micdot ran with it
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