Telemundo Has Announced A Selena Mini Series And People Are Pissed
Telemundo has just released their lineup for the 2017-2018 programming and one project is catching everyone’s attention: “El Secreto De Selena.” The mini-series slated to be released in 2018 is based off the controversial book of the same title written by journalist María Celeste Arrarás. The announcement of the show was enough to send Selena fans into an anger-induced rage flooding the Telemundo Instagram post with several comments demanding for the idea to be reconsidered. Here’s how it played out when the announcement was made.
Telemundo has officially announced the upcoming project “El Secreto De Selena” and people are pissed.
The book that is the inspiration for the mini-series has a very controversial history. It was first released in 1997, just two years after Selena’s death, and the Quintanilla family immediately spoke out against it and the author. According to NBC News, the book was written to bring to light the series of events in the months leading up to Selena’s tragic death and revealed secrets held by those closest to Selena. As reported by mitú earlier this year, Disney has originally bought the rights to the book to make it into a television series.
The news immediately set off a firestorm of anger among Selena fans on social media.
— Samantha ? (@AstroMukexX) May 10, 2017
People are asking for others to sign a petition to block the book from being turned into a mini-series.
Fans are trying to use social media to shut down the whole production claiming it is based on a lie.
— Eric Benitez (@Eric_Benitez1) May 11, 2017
“@RashelDiaz @Telemundo I am a fan of Selena Quintanilla, but I can’t support #Selena’sSecret. This is based on the book by @MariaCeleste,” tweeted @Eric_Benitez1.
Fans have even flooded Telemundo’s Instagram post announcing the series.@telemundo / Instagram
“Let’s see who is going to want to see this series because Selena’s fans seem furious and for good reason,” wrote @mundodenovelashoy.
But, some people are interested in seeing the television series based on the book.@telemundo / Instagram
“I want to see it @alejo2717,” wrote @anniegabbie7.
A few of her fans are okay with the book being turned into a television series.@telemundo / Instagram
“I like it,” wrote @dianis1239. “I loooooooove it,” wrote @mapiholm.
People are calling on the Quintanilla family to step in and stop the show from happening.@telemundo / Instagram
The Quintanilla family has been known to block projects that use Selena’s image. Most recently, and most famously, Abraham Quintanilla, her father, sued Selena’s ex-husband Chris Perez to stop him from turning his book about their life into a television series.
Only time will tell if “El Secreto De Selena” will actually become a reality.@telemundo / Instagram
“What bullsh*t and lack of respect for the memory of Selena, there isn’t one secret and if you air it, it is total falsehood. You are only looking for fame and money off of Selena’s name,” wrote @queens_kingm.
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