Despite his undoubted popularity, Elvis Presley has been a controversial figure throughout his life in various ways. With Baz Luhrmann’s movie about him set to come out, his daughter is worried.
And even after his death, his reputation continues to be a dividing factor among people who have heard of him.
While he still has a large cult following, many people have been voicing their criticism of Elvis in recent years for various reasons, and it looks like this trend is not going to die down anytime soon — especially in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has affected public discourse in the recent years.
If anything, people might easily latch on to a new punching bag if they see the opportunity.
Lisa Marie Presley has recently expressed concerns on that topic, noting that certain parts of the life of Elvis can be seen as highly controversial in today’s society, and she was worried about how people might see him so many years after the fact.
A new film that goes through the life of the iconic musician seems to be paying particular attention to the early stages of his relationship with ex-wife Priscilla Presley when she was still underage.
While this was less of a problem back then, it has become a much more sensitive subject today, and many seem to share the worries of Lisa Marie in this context.
Via Radar Online, a source told A.J. Benja’s Fame, about Luhrmann’s movie: “With today’s climate, Lisa Marie is concerned Luhrmann will exploit that relationship, and there’ll be a huge backlash against her dad.”
The source claimed that Priscilla had been very opened with Luhrmann regarding her romance with Elvis.
However, for some unknown reason, Priscilla has not shared the details with Lisa Marie, who will have to wait for the film to come out to find out what secrets her mother revealed to the world.
There are already signs of people voicing their disapproval of the late King of Rock ‘n Roll as a cultural icon on the Internet.
While they are still relatively a small niche and limited, fans might start seeing even more of those opinions shortly if the film takes off.
Should Elvis be judged in light of the #MeToo movement?