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'Chernobyl Diaries'

Horror Flick RIPPED By

Victim Support Group

5/21/2012 5:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The new Jesse McCartney horror flick "Chernobyl Diaries" is a slap in the face to the 400,000 victims of the real-life nuclear disaster ... so says a Chernobyl recovery organization.

For those unfamiliar with the Chernobyl disaster ... (shame on you if you're one of them) ... scores of people were killed or disfigured when the nuclear power plant exploded in the Ukraine in 1986. 

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Now, the Friends of Chernobyl Centers U.S. tells TMZ ... it's furious with the plot of the new movie -- in which several people who were mutated in the blast hunt down unwitting tourists.

"It is terrible that such a tragic event as Chernobyl is being sensationalized in a Hollywood horror film," a rep for the org tells us.

"Thousands of people have died and over 400,000 people were evacuated from their homes. Today over 5 million people still live on contaminated land.  The horror is not mutants running around, the real horror is the effect that Chernobyl continues to have on the lives of millions who have been devastated physically, emotionally and economically."

The rep adds, " If you feel compelled to go see this movie, take the adrenalin you get from the horror to go do something good and make a difference in the lives of those still living with Chernobyl every day."

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My Big Salami    

Well ya know this doesn't surprise me the Russians have never been able to get anything right ....Ah Ukraine / Russia it's the same!

831 days ago
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Glam    

uh TMZ...shame on us if we havent herd about the Chernobyl explosion? i consider myself smart and quit worldly ..also i was 4 when this happened.. ive herd about tons of horrible catastrophes but if one wasnt alive during this time or didnt study explosions why would you hear of this? no one goes out of there way if not studying to find old news where horrible things happened.. in my time there has been much worse.. so yah take that down u sound like a bunch of morons.. i bet most of ppl in the office haven't herd of it.. doesnt mean they or we dont care or feel something about it now. Shame on you for being so lame, You guys really need to step it up.

831 days ago
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EggsOverEasy    

Anyone hear of Fukashima.. Already it is considered worse than Chernobyl.. Hope you don't dink milk.....

831 days ago
4.

Notsoshallow    

This is the first time I ever read TMZ, and I surely now know why! The morons who print this stuff don't know the difference between mutated and mutilated! Or maybe you depend too much on Spell Check. The first paragraph - were people really "mutated"? I don't think so!!!

831 days ago
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EarthAngel    

"Oh Wow......tell me they didn't just go there".......my first thought cringing my way through the previews. I hope the "makers" of this film do not view the coming backlash as a positive thing. Great karma guys......sad, sad

831 days ago
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Bridget    

I don't blame them one bit for being mad. There are so many that are still suffering because of this. And to turn it into a horror flick/date movie is tasteless at the very least.


I wont spend a penny to see it. I don't want to encourage them. What would be next? A comedy about genocides?

831 days ago
7.

Jim    

This movie is a travesty. The people who have been and continue to be devastated by chernobyl do not deserve this. Please people, do not go see this film.

831 days ago
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campy    

What a tacky idea for a show. With a capital TACKY.

831 days ago
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campy    

Who was the ****in* moron that wrote this bit? "scores of people were killed or disfigured when the nuclear power plant exploded in the Ukraine in 1986"
Scores? Meaning ten? twenty? thirty? What a dumb ass Harvey. This is what they write when you're off for the weekend. What a shame. They're obviously in the right business.....not good enough for real news.

831 days ago
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Sally    

It is always about the almighty dollar, isn't it? They should have more respect for the victims and portray the event from a humanistic viewpoint.

831 days ago
11.

BB not bb    

You know that Fukushima is much worse than Chernoble? The reactors are acually melting down in Japan and they are not stopping it. They are just letting them go. If you think the Gulf of Mexico being ruined was bad, how about the whole Pacific Ocean being ruined, too radioactive to support the fish any more. It is turning into a giant cooling pool and the water in the underground aquifers is being contaminated also.

This does sound like an incredibly stupid plot to make light of a horrendous disaster. Forget global warming, how about global radiation? I would like to see a film on how the Chernoble victims are trying to survive.

Maybe this is just to say that radioactivity can change people's personalities. Radioactivity plus pollution could spell some serious changes in the DNA leading to people acting very strange.

831 days ago
12.

Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

They should send victim rights groups into a nuclear reactor and let them melt down.

831 days ago
13.

sparced    

I'm still waiting for the Fukushima zombies to appear....

831 days ago
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Attalina    

"For those unfamiliar with the Chernobyl disaster ... (shame on you if you're one of them)"
Should children and babies be ashamed? They aren't world wise yet. They aren't well aware of history as adults are. TMZ, you're a bunch of ****ing idiots.

831 days ago
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Attalina    

"For those unfamiliar with the Chernobyl disaster ... (shame on you if you're one of them)"
Should children and babies be ashamed? They aren't world wise yet. They aren't well aware of history as adults are. TMZ, you're a bunch of ****ing idiots.

831 days ago
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