Louis Theroux Is Making A Follow Up To The Westboro Baptist Church Documentary
Louis Theroux's famous documentary on the Westboro Baptist Church is getting a follow up.
As confirmed by the BBC, Louis Theroux: Surviving America's Most Hated Family will see him revisit the delightful organisation, 'to see whether their controversial views have changed'. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that they haven't.
Coming soon - @LouisTheroux revisits one of his most notorious subjects: The Westboro Baptist Church. Following up on his last visit in 2011, Louis Theroux: Surviving America's Most Hated Family will see Louis return to Kansas to see whether their controversial views have changed pic.twitter.com/3Z5zVf9pHC
- BBC Documentaries (@BBCFactualPR) July 1, 2019
Although we don't seem to have any confirmation of when it will be aired just yet, the internet is already very keen to see more of the WBC.
Incredibly excited for this. The Most Hated Family in America was the first Theroux documentary that I watched. I really hope that he speaks to Megan Phelps-Rogers, who left the WBC and changed her life completely.
- Ella ' :ribbon: (@artistiqwalrus) July 1, 2019
I wonder if he actually understands what the signs mean now ♀️ pic.twitter.com/zKYFiOyyPU
- lydia :aries:︎ (@lydtweed) July 1, 2019
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This will be a certain TV highlight of the year !!! Thanks @louistheroux :heart::heart: https://t.co/17JQ6SQBwb
- #TeamAntonDanyluk (@KatieViolet__) July 1, 2019
"to see whether their controversial views have changed" - I am going to say no. No they haven't changed. Like Brexit and Trump, this is a cult. I am very much looking forward to seeing this though.
- Mike Brown (@donuts_uk) July 1, 2019
The guy with the "god sent the shooter" picket sign sure has grown up since Louis first visited him. I remember him enthusiastically try to repeat what Shirley Phelps had taught him.
- Shem K (@ShemK92) July 1, 2019
For anyone who's not seen the original, now is the time to catch up. Louis has released two documentaries on the subject so far, the first in 2006 titled The Most Hated Family in America and the second in 2011 - America's Most Hated Family in Crisis.
The Westboro Baptist Church and its members have publicly condemned gays, Catholics, orthodox Christians, Jewish people, Muslims, celebrities, American soldiers, politicians and a range of other groups, organisations and individuals. They're known for acts like picketing the funerals of gay soldiers, among others.
After a series of high profile defections, as well as the death of the church's leader Pastor Fred Phelps in 2014, the church went through a period of change. Louis is expected to speak to Megan Phelps - who was disowned by her own family, as well as new members, including Bradford-born Mathias Holroyd who thinks their ideology has helped him deal with life in modern day Britain.
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