‘American Crime Story’ Producer Urges Audience to ‘Resist at the Ballot Box’

January 7, 2019

Brad Simpson, executive producer of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, urged voters on Sunday to “resist at the ballot box” in his acceptance speech for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

“Our show is a period piece, but the forces are not historical. They’re here, they’re with us and we must resist,” said Simpson.

“They tell us that we should be scared of people that are different than us. They tell us we should have walls around ourselves. As artists, we must fight back by representing those who are represented and for providing a space for people who are new voices for stories that haven’t been told,” Simpson said.

Simpson, who reminded viewers of Versace’s death two decades ago, praised the designer’s openness about his sexuality despite  “hate and fear.”

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This article was posted: Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:18 am

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