Homeland’s Portrayal of Pakistan Angers Officials

Posted by at 3:30 am on December 29, 2014

Episode 408 Not everyone was enamored with Homeland‘s forth Season.

Pakistani officials who all the episodes of the Showtime hit’s recently concluded forth season were outraged by the way their country was portrayed, according to the New York Post.

Season 4 was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, focused on Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison as she worked to uncover a terror plot against the U.S. embassy in Islamabad that was supported by some members of the Pakistani government and its Inter-Services Intelligence agency.

“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 paper.

Another source lamented to the Post that “Islamabad is a quiet, picturesque city with beautiful mountains and lush greenery. 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.”

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