Bigelow Denounced Torture

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13:  Director Kathryn Bigelow arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Bigelow at Golden Globes on Sunday. (Jason Merritt/Getty)

    Is this a reaction to losing to Ben Affleck? Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow wrote an editorial in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday denouncing the controversial depiction of torture in the film. Calling herself a “lifelong pacifist,” Bigelow writes that she supports all protests against any use of torture. “Those of us who work in the arts know that depiction is not endorsement,” Bigelow writes. Calling it “illogical” to ignore the CIA’s alleged use of torture, Bigelow acknowledges that Osama bin Laden was found not by “superheroes zooming in from the sky,” but rather “ordinary Americans who fought bravely and sometimes crossed moral lines.”

    Read it at Los Angeles Times