Wednesday, August 01, 2007
New Movie Rating: WTF
A recent increased emphasis on considering smoking when determining movie ratings has irritated me a bit. Barry Bloom, dean of Harvard School of Public Health says, "By placing smoking on a par with considerations of violence and sex, the rating board has acknowledged the public-health dangers to children associated with glamorized images of a toxic and lethal addiction to tobacco." Flyfishin' blog says, "Are you kidding?" If smoking has been placed on par with considerations of violence and sex, then violence and sex are not getting enough consideration. I don't smoke. I don't have kids. So maybe I'm not the best person to speak to this. But if you're offended by everything, are you REALLY offended by anything?