Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Thanks For Caring...


You've probably all heard that Bob Iger has announced that Disney films will no longer show cigarettes because of the image it presents to children.

No word yet as to when they will no longer show death and killing... we wouldn't want to influence kids into doing that would we?

I hate when anyone, be they a government or a company try and be my parents. I already have parents. Thanks anyway, Bob. Please... please... please... stop with the PC crap.

Please.

3 comments:

Britain said...

I don't see anything wrong with saying "Walt Disney films don't have smoking in them."

It's no different than Dick Cook's edict that Walt Disney films won't have sex, bad language, or extreme violence in them.

Besides, it's probably just a pre-emptive move against potential lawsuits.

Victoria said...

Blah, smoking should still be shown, but not in a glamorized way. If a pretty character was smoking, that can be a problem, but if a bad guy was smoking, then what's the problem?

Anonymous said...

You're right britain,

I too agree that smoking is far worse than murder and death that are shown continually in Disney films.

If someone dies, then no big deal. Now if someone is caught smoking a cigarette. Hang him! Hang him now. I mean, no one that ever smoked was a good person, right?

I mean people like FDR or Winston Churchill smoked and they are obviously bad people. As compared to people that didn't smoke and had healthy eating habits like Adolf Hitler.

Smoking is a BAD habit. If you do, one in three people will likely die five to six years earlier than those that don't. But in no way reflects on portraying smoking as this EVIL thing that people do. We have to put this in moral perspective and unfortunately many people today have a moral compass that is broken.

I think if a character is going to smoke in a film, then fine. The parents can then choose to take their child or not. Don't rely on a company to do your moral teaching for you.