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Skip to comments.Paula Deen SHOOTS Trayvon Martin' in new SVU that wraps both scandals into one
Posted on 08/23/2013 10:11:29 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
'Law & Order SVU' is tackling racial profiling head on in an upcoming episode that winds together the controversial Trayvon Martin case and the Paula Deen scandal.
In the episode, Cybill Shepard plays Jolene Castille, a famous southern chef. But instead of making a racial slur, like Deen, she guns down an unarmed, hoodie-wearing black teen she thought was following her on the Upper West Side, mirroring the Trayvon Martin slaying.
According to TV Guide, Castille claims she killed the teen in an act of self-defense because she knew police were chasing a rapist of the same description.
On Wednesday, pictures emerged from the SVU set, sparking rumours the show was taking on the George Zimmerman trial.
Leight told the magazine the episode will also deal with New York's stop-and-frisk policy.
He said the show would ask the tough questions.
'Is racial profiling justifiable? Can self-defense involve racial profiling? We're diving right into that,' he said. 'Can that happen in New York? Absolutely.' The NBC sex-crimes drama is known for ripping plot lines straight from the headlines.
He added that the Zimmerman trial, reflected in the script, was so polarising it even divided the SVU team.
'When the script was published it became a litmus test for everybody here,' he said. 'It was really interesting to see people read that script and have different interpretations about who did what and whether or not they deserved prison for it. It was fascinating.'
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I hope Paula’s legal team can find a way to sue.
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