It appears that the A&E television network has offended a town in Appalachian Kentucky by portraying its inhabitants as hillbillies. The town claims this broke A&E's promise, when filming a true-crime show there, to portray the town in a favorable light.
A&E responded with the following statement:
It was not the intention of A&E Network to malign the town of Pikeville, but rather to examine it through the eyes of people who live in that community and who were affected by the particular case we were profiling....We are deeply sorry that the mayor's office of the city of Pikeville was offended by the portrayal.Well, at least it's not conditional. But if I were the mayor, I'd be mighty peeved that A&E was apologizing for my behavior.