The office of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer says that Orlando Bloom’s claims that the Republican politician left a Comic-Con exhibit upon learning he would be portrayed as an “immigrant”.
The Carnival Row star made the claims during the upcoming show’s panel at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con last Friday. The actor said Mayor Faulconer attended the show’s Gaslamp Quarter exhibit but abruptly left when he realized that he was participating in an immersive theater experience that echoes America’s immigration debate.
But Ashley Bailey, the Republican politician’s press secretary says there is no truth to the claim.
“The mayor never even went inside the activation for this show as there was a wait,” Bailey said. “He continued to tour the area and saw activations for other Amazon studio shows. Mayor Faulconer has a strong record on immigration, including working with nonprofits and local agencies to provide shelter to migrant families, and advocating for comprehensive immigration reform.”
The activation put up by Amazon Prime Video, involved creatures being downgraded and mistreated reflecting the status of immigrants at the U.S. border.
Bloom’s new series Carnival Row tells the story of a detective (bloom) and a fairy played by Cara Delevigne. The two become star-crossed lovers amid conflict between humans and creatures.
The show, set in the Victorian era, showed a world populated by humans and mythical creatures including fawns, trolls, centaurs, and faeries. The conflict sites from humans driving away these creatures from their homelands.
The show premieres on August 30 on Amazon Prime Video.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.