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Devastating and offensive’: James Bulger’s father blasts Oscar-tipped film for its ‘sympathetic’ portrayal of the two boys who butchered his toddler son 

James Bulger’s mother slams director of Oscar-tipped film

The father of murdered toddler James Bulger has spoken of his devastation that producers have released a film about his son’s killing without the family’s consent. Ralph Bulger slammed the short film, which has been hotly-tipped for an Academy award, for humanising Jon Venables and Robert Thompson who butchered his little boy. The toddler was killed by Venables (inset left and portrayed by a child actor, left) and Thompson (inset right and portrayed by a child actor, right), both aged 10, after they snatched him from a shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside in 1993. Mr Bulger, who claimed he found the film ‘offensive’, said that nobody behind the making of the drama contacted him or anyone else in James’ family prior to the release of the film.

and offensive’: James Bulger’s father blasts Oscar-tipped film for its ‘sympathetic’ portrayal of the two boys who butchered his toddler son 

James Bulger’s mother slams director of Oscar-tipped film

The father of murdered toddler James Bulger has spoken of his devastation that producers have released a film about his son’s killing without the family’s consent. Ralph Bulger slammed the short film, which has been hotly-tipped for an Academy award, for humanising Jon Venables and Robert Thompson who butchered his little boy. The toddler was killed by Venables (inset left and portrayed by a child actor, left) and Thompson (inset right and portrayed by a child actor, right), both aged 10, after they snatched him from a shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside in 1993. Mr Bulger, who claimed he found the film ‘offensive’, said that nobody behind the making of the drama contacted him or anyone else in James’ family prior to the release of the film.

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