Ava DuVernay Blasts Donald Trump’s Treatment Of The Central Park 5 With New ‘When They See Us’ Poster

Ava DuVernay is coming for Donald Trump.

In a new poster promoting her upcoming Netflix series, the award-winning director called out the U.S. President’s treatment of “the Central Park 5” in the 1980s.

“On this day 30 years ago, Trump bought $85,000 worth of ads in NYC papers calling for the execution of boys known as The Central Park 5 – before their trial,” DuVernay wrote captioning the new look at the four-part series. “Today, we replace his hateful ad with another image. They were innocent. And the system failed them. #WhenTheySeeUs.”

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Trump’s original ad read: “Bring back the death penalty. Bring back our police.”

The series will tell the story of five black teenagers who, in 1989, were wrongly accused and subsequently convicted of attacking and raping a jogger in Central Park. Those five men, who became known as the Central Park Five, were not exonerated until 2002.

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Oprah Winfrey and Robert De Niro are credited as executive producers.

“When They See Us” hits Netflix on May 31.

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