NBC's 'Stars Earn Stripes' Under Fire From Another Group of Activists LA Times, Huffington Post
Another group is joining in the criticism of NBC's military-inspired "Stars Earn Stripes" reality competition show. The Los Angeles Times' Show Tracker reports that veterans have joined the cause.
As previously reported, nine Nobel Peace Prize laureates joined forces to condemn the program, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and American anti-landmine campaigner Jody Williams among those calling for NBC to cancel the show. The laureates wrote in a letter that the show glorifies war and armed violence.
Veterans including U.S. Army veteran Jennifer Hunt, Afghanistan veteran Matt Zeller and retired U.S. Army infantry soldier Joshua Flashman criticized NBC for the program, The Huffington Post reports.
"I hope it's canceled, and I hope it's replaced with a nightly review of the casualties lost that day," Zeller said, according to The Huffington Post.