Parents TV Council is a US moralist campaign. The group is clearly impressed by The Witcher on Netflix and is kindly spreading the message. The group writes:
The Parents Television Council is warning families about the graphic
content found in Netflix's The Witcher , a new fantasy drama based on a book series and video game that is being compared to HBO's Game of Thrones .
Using filtering data from VidAngel, the PTC found that across eight
episodes of the first season of The Witcher, viewers would hear 207 instances of profanity; witness 417 scenes of violence; and be subjected to 271 instances of sex, nudity and other sexual content -- around 100 instances of adult content per one hour
PTC Program Director Melissa Henson said:
While families might be drawn to a fantasy-themed TV show, The Witcher is decidedly not family-friendly given the new data highlighting the
explicit content viewers can see. From frequent nudity to graphic violence, The Witcher is certainly comparable to Game of Thrones with respect to adult content, most of which appears gratuitous. We hope that Netflix and other streaming services come to
realize that needless explicit adult content isn't usually what viewers seek.
Netflix should also offer content filtering options for families who might be interested in watching The Witcher -- but without the adult
content. That's a win-win solution for families and for Netflix, and crucial to Netflix's long-term growth strategy.
The Christian morality campaign group has had a beef about a Burger King advert where a customers says he's a 'damn fool' being deceived about a faux beef Whopper. The group complains:
Burger King is airing a commercial that uses
profanity to advertise its Impossible Whopper -- a burger made from plants instead of beef.
The language in the commercial is offensive, and it's sad that this once family restaurant has made yet another deliberate decision to
produce a controversial advertisement instead of a wholesome one.
In the Burger King commercial that is currently airing on TV, customers' responses are being videoed as they taste-test the Impossible Whopper. One man is
completely shocked that the burger is not beef, so he uses word 'damn' to describe how he feels about himself for being deceived by the taste of the burger.
One Million Moms finds this highly inappropriate. When responding to the
taste test, he didn't have to curse. Or if, in fact, it was a real and unscripted interview in which the man was not an actor, then Burger King could have simply chosen to edit the profanity out of the commercial.
Impossible Whopper ad is irresponsible and tasteless. It is extremely destructive and damaging to impressionable children viewing the commercial. We all know children repeat what they hear.
This ad is airing during prime time,
when families are likely watching. Burger King should be more responsible in its marketing decisions. Let the fast-food restaurant know that as a parent and a customer you are disgusted by its recent marketing choices.
An AMC movie theater in Deseret, Utah seems to caused a bit of stir when it posted a warning bout the adult content of the new Joker film. The warning read:
Parental warning (this is not a joke), begins the message. Joker
is Rated R and for good reason. There's lots of very, very rough language, brutal violence, and overall bad vibes.
It's a gritty, dark, and realistic Taxi Driver-esque depiction of one man's descent into madness. It's not for
kids, and they won't like it, anyway.
[There's no Batman]
Images of the sign hit social media and then for some reason the theatre responded by going into denial and taking the poster down and tweeting:
So sorry for any confusion! This sign was not posted by us, and this is not our policy. The sign was removed as soon as it was found by the theatre team
US moralist campaigners of the Parents Television
Council weighed in with a statement bemoaning the film as being unfit for children:
Along with the Alamo Drafthouse, and several movie critics, we want to warn parents about the extremely violent content in the Joker
film that is being released nationwide this weekend. Despite its R-rating, parents may believe that this film is appropriate for kids given that it is an extension of the popular Batman franchise. Film critics have described the film's horrific violence
committed by the Joker and even criticized the timing of a film that asks viewers to sympathize with one man's all-too-realistic decent into darkness.
We applaud Alamo for its unprecedented warning to parents about not taking
their children to see this film because of its 'very, very rough language, brutal violence, and overall bad vibes.'
With the Joker , Hollywood continues its war on kids by turning a comic book-themed franchise into violence-porn.
Scientific research has concluded that media violence is among the top three contributing factors to societal violence. Our own research has found that violence in comic book-themed TV shows is increasing.
Hollywood cannot have it
both ways -- they cannot herald the entertainment they produce and distribute for its ability to change the world for good, while refuting the harmful impact it can have when the content is violent, sexually explicit, or profane.
A prankster has been banned from the AMC theatre chain for life for posting fake posters suggesting that incels had been banned as a safety precaution.
Several US cinemas fell victim to pranksters who posted fake notices informing patrons that
singles, specifically single males, would not be allowed inside Joker screenings.
One of the pranksters behind this ruse has now been banned from all AMC theaters for life as punishment.
As it turns out, this individual, who only identified
himself as Payne when speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, put up a flyer, intending for it to be a joke referencing an old 4chan meme.
Payne's Twitter post started making the rounds, leading to someone named Elizabeth from AMC Guest Services to
set the record straight and inform people that this policy did not exist, and that the flyers had been removed by theater employees.
Then on Monday, Payne posted a letter he received from AMC's vice president of security, informing him that he'd
been spotted posting the flyer and that if he returned to any AMC locations, he'd be considered a trespasser and the involvement of law enforcement and arrest may result.