Outraged Nigerian minister wants District 9 banned

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

You can add Nigerians to the list of people who hate Neill Blomkamp's hit sci-fi action drama District 9.

According to the Associated Press, Nigeria's information minister Dora Akunyili has asked movie houses in the capital of Abuja to stop screening District 9 because the South Africa-based sci-fi movie about aliens and discrimination makes Nigerians look bad.

"We have directed that they should stop public screening of the film," she said. "We are not happy about it because it portrays Nigeria in bad light."

Akunyili said she has asked Sony for an apology and wants them to edit out references to Nigeria and to the name of the main Nigerian gangster Obesandjo, whose name closely resembles that of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.

If you've seen the movie, you'll see that the Nigerians may have a point. The movie portrays the gangsters in the most horrific light: hookers, violent arms dealers, superstitious cannibals.

There's even a Facebook page called "Nigerians Offended by District 9."