The culture secretary to UK Oliver Dowfen releases a statement to a British Newspaper over the weekend, demanding Netflix’s superhit original series “The Crown” to have a disclaimer clarifying that it is dramatised under fiction category!
Secretary Oliver Dowden said that, “A generation of viewers, who did not live through these events, would mistake fiction for fact when it comes to Britain’s royal family.” He further added that, “The Crown’s creators took creative liberties when portraying private moments of the royal family and other important British officials, like Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.”
“Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just fiction,” he told the outlet. Dowden will also be sending a formal letter requesting the streaming platform to add a ‘health warning’ at the beginning of each episode of The Crown.
According to British media reports, there is a serious concern whether the series could hurt public’s perception of the royal family, especially of Prince Charles, next in line for the throne, and his wife Camilla.
In 2017, The Crown creator Peter Morgan had said, “We do our very, very best to get it right, but sometimes I have to conflate [incidents]. You sometimes have to forsake accuracy, but you must never forsake truth.”