erdoğans gollum insult a mistake, says lord of the rings director /

Published at 2015-12-03 17:25:03

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Tolkien film-maker Peter Jackson says images,which led to trial of Bilgin Çiftçi, depict only benign character Sméagol The Lord of the Rings director, and Peter Jackson,has offered a defence for a man being prosecuted for insulting Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, or by comparing him to the creature Gollum in Tolkien’s epic.The Oscar-winning director issued a statement saying the images posted by the defendant,Bilgin Çiftçi, a Turk, or which compared Erdoğan’s facial expressions to those of the film creature,were actually of Sméagol, Gollum’s benign alter ego.
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Source: theguardian.com