The new film Me Before You starring Hunger Games actor Sam Claflin and Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke has come under fire by disability campaigners for alleged “misrepresentation” of people with disabilities.
In the film, Claflin’s character, banker Will Traynor, becomes a person with quadriplegia after an accident and falls in love with his carer Lu, played by Clarke. At the end of the film, he decides to commit suicide.
A promotional tweet for the film was sent with the hashtag #LiveBoldly.
Disability group Not Dead Yet UK, who has campaigned against an ultimately unsuccessful bill that would’ve allowed assisted suicide, criticised the movie with a statement.