“The Crown is Fiction”: UK Cultural Secretary to Ask Netflix to Add Warning

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UK culture secretary on Sunday claimed that Netflix hit series ‘The Crown’ should clear out the fact that its content is fictional. On Sunday Oliver Dowden, the culture minister of the United Kingdom told the Daily Mail: “It’s a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning; it is just that.”

“Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact,” he added.

Expectedly Dowden would write to the US streaming company to add a ‘health warning’ at the beginning of every episode. He is of the view that without the caveat the younger viewers who were present during the events might “mistake fiction for fact”.

The latest season of the series, Season 4 revolves around the ill-fated marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. It concentrates on the events from the late 70s to 80s. The closed ones to the royal family fearing that the fabricated scenes might mislead the audience and it might be hurting the heir to the throne, Prince Charles.

Diana’s brother is also of the view that Netflix should justify that some scenes are fictional. “It would help The Crown an enormous amount if at the beginning of each episode it stated that, ‘this isn’t true but is based around some real events’. Because then everyone would understand its drama for drama’s sake,” Charles Spencer told ITV in an exclusive.

According to the figures released by Netflix, more than 70 million households have watched the series. The series started in 2016 is currently on its fourth season. Netflix has not commented yet on the matter but according to sources, it has already been reported that ‘The Crown’ is a drama based on real events.

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