‘Barney’ Doc Explores the Hatred and Threats the Show Faced – Rolling Stone

Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Madison Pettis all acquired their begin on Barney and Buddies. However the present and its creators acquired to witness a a lot darker facet of the “I really like you”-singing dinosaur, due to those that spewed hate for the beloved character, as a brand new docuseries addresses. I Love You, You Hate Me — which covers the rumor mill, threats, and disdain the dinosaur character confronted — shared its trailer on Wednesday.

The trailer options interviews with actors who portrayed the purple dinosaur, together with Bob West, together with other people who labored on the present, and popular culture leaders equivalent to Al Roker and Invoice Nye.

“As [creator Sheryl Leach’s] beloved character was heading into the stratosphere, folks couldn’t settle for that this was only a present,” Roker says within the video. “And so, let the bashing start.”

The trailer faucets into a few of the rumors associated to the dinosaur, equivalent to one which claimed he saved medicine in his tail. However the rumors led to threats of violence for the actors who portrayed the lovable dinosaur.

“They have been violent and express, loss of life and dismemberment of my household,” mentioned West, who performed Barney. “They have been gonna come and discover me, and so they have been going to kill me.”

Even the sequence’ director Tommy Avallone mentioned making this movie was private, as he too hated Barney as a toddler.

 “As a young person, for one in every of my birthdays I requested my aunt to make me a Barney costume, so my mates and I may beat him up on digicam,” he instructed Individuals. “A number of years later, creating this docuseries, it feels good to be on the opposite facet and now not a Barney hater. Now having kids of my very own, I perceive all of the love that went into making the purple dinosaur.”

The trailer ends with a lady mysteriously saying, “I don’t suppose you can ever suppose any individual may go and shoot somebody.”

I Love You, You Hate Me premieres Oct. 12 on Peacock. The docuseries is separate from a live-action movie primarily based on Barney, which is being made by Daniel Kaluuya‘s manufacturing firm.

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