Drummer Steve Moriarty Calls for Boycott of NBC Due to Episode of “Dead of Night” Concerning the Rape and Murder of Gits Singer Mia Zapata

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

The Gits

On Facebook, Steve Moriarty, former drummer of The Gits, has called for a boycott of NBC related to an upcoming show concerning the rape and murder of The Gits vocalist Mia Zapata:

NBC’s True Crime in the Dark (or something equally as tasteless) series, recently filmed a reenactment of the murder of our friend Mia Zapata. They used actors and canned music. I tried to have civil and logical conversations with the producers of the show, however, NBC did not think that using The Gits music or film footage of Mia playing live was worth paying customary and fair licensing fees as established by ASCAP, BMI and the recording Industry.

There is nothing artistic, musical or positive about the re-telling of Mia’s brutal death. Nothing except a cheap way for NBC to sell ads for a younger, hipper demographic which the network desperately needs.

The piece will air in June and does not have the endorsement of any of the band, Mia’s family or immediate friends. It is simply, Gitsploitation and I suggest local business refrain from advertising products and services on NBC during the month of the one hour episode of “murder in the dark”. (Or whatever the title) featuring The murder of Mia and the city of Seattle.

The series actually is called “Dead of Night.”

To learn more about Mia and The Gits, visit their website, and click here for 10 of the best songs by The Gits.

(via Seattlish, Everybody Loves Our Town)

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