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24: Legacy Creative Team Apologizes for Using Real Footage From 2013 Nairobi Terror Attack

24: Legacy. Photo: Fox

The producers of 24: Legacy are apologizing after Monday’s episode of the Fox drama depicted a fictional terrorist attack by using real news footage from a 2013 terrorist attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi. The incident, in which gunmen opened fire, claimed the lives of 67 people. 24: Legacy used footage from the attack in its plot about a terrorist attack in Egypt, representing the fictional incident with video from the real tragedy. It’s unclear how or why footage from the Kenyan attack was included, but executive producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto are apologizing for the inclusion and promising to remove it from future broadcasts of the episode. “In Episode 4 of 24: Legacy, we regretfully included news footage of an attack in Nairobi … It will be removed from all future broadcasts and versions of the show. We apologize for any pain caused to the victims and their families and are deeply sorry,” they said. The firestorm around the insertion started after the episode aired, as viewers voiced their anger by tweeting the hashtag #SomeoneTellFox.

24: Legacy Producers Sorry for Using Real Terrorism Footage