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Orange Is the New Black Season 2 Premiere and Cast News: Kate Mulgrew Says She Was Duped Into Being Misinformed Narrator

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First Posted: Apr 13, 2014 02:16 PM EDT
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"To boldly go..." Star Trek and Orange is the New Black star Kate Mulgrew came out this week to disavow and distance herself from an upcoming documentary that argues the Earth is the center of the universe.

In Mulgrew's statement that she posted on her official Facebook Page (the full statement can be found below this article) feels she was duped into narrating this upcoming documentary, The Principle. "I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one," says Mulgrew. Mulgrew regretted her involvement, TIME reported.

Mulgrew believes and agrees that the Earth revolves around the sun, CinemaBlend reported. Mulgrew was not the only one that was perhaps tricked by this documentary -- another physicist has distanced himself from the documentary. And, the documentary filmmakers' actions are also called into question. 

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The ire about The Principle is its Geocentric philosophy. Geocentrism is the belief that the Earth is the center of the universe, that the sun, moon, and stars revolve around the Earth. This theory has been "provably wrong," the Slate reports. To add insult to Mulgrew's injury, the trailer shows two renowned physicists Michio Kaku and Lawrence Krauss, perhaps to support the geocentric argument.

Via Twitter, Krauss also had to repudiate his involvement with the documentary; Krauss claims that "the clips of him in The Principle were taken from other interviews," the Slate reported. Krauss writes, "For all who asked: Some clips of me apparently were mined for movie on geocentricism. So stupid does disservice to word nonsense. Ignore it."

The filmmakers for The Principle perhaps have a history of spouting other theories besides geocentrism. Robert Sungenis, one of the executive producers, held a geocentric conference a few years ago titled "Galileo Was Wrong, the Church Was Right," the Slate reported. And, Sungenis has made anti-Semitic remarks in the past, and he has made Holocaust denial claims.

Mulgrew's actual statement from her Facebook Page:

"I understand there has been some controversy about my participation in a documentary called THE PRINCIPLE. Let me assure everyone that I completely agree with the eminent physicist Lawrence Krauss, who was himself misrepresented in the film, and who has written a succinct rebuttal in SLATE. I am not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism. More importantly, I do not subscribe to anything Robert Sungenis has written regarding science and history and, had I known of his involvement, would most certainly have avoided this documentary. I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at that. I apologize for any confusion that my voice on this trailer may have caused. Kate Mulgrew."

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