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Twitter Backlash Over Dirty Dancing Remake

August 12, 2011 | By | No Comments

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” For millions of my generation, those words and that movie, Dirty Dancing, defined the summer of 1987. So like hoards of Dirty Dancing fans I was taken aback by the announcement earlier this week that Lionsgate planned a remake.

WebProNews’ Josh Wolford reports that Twitter immediately lit up with angry comments from the original’s diehard fans. My personal favorite: @petershankman: “Explain how we can possibly live in a world of good when a ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake gets green-lighted?” Original “Baby” Jennifer Grey defended the project via the microblogging site, but she was one of the few to express excitement (putting Baby back in a corner, it would seem).

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