Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Leftist censorship award of the year goes to...

... Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for their absolute bollocks decision on the trailer for "WANTED".

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled the advert gave the overall impression "that using guns was sexy and glamorous" and breached the code for television.

"We concluded the ad could be seen to condone violence by glorifying or glamorising the use of guns," its adjudication said.

Yes, GUNS are the new porn my friends.  Angelina Jolie's naked and tattooed ass is perfectly fine for TV, its the GUNS that are too eeeeevile for TV.  Here's the absolute clincher, for me anyway:

The ASA received just one complaint about the advert.

One guy complains, ONE person picks up the phone, and that is sufficient to have the ASA of Britain pull a multi-million dollar advertisement?  When every -other- sex & guns movie ever before has had their trailer passed no sweat?  Sure.  I believe that.

I've seen this movie.  I've seen that trailer too, they have it at the link I listed above.  This movie is absolutely no different than every other formula sex 'n violence film that's come out of Hollywood in the last 20 years.  The good guys are bad, the bad guys are bad, there's lots and lots of guns, slow-mo bullets doing things bullets can't actually do, and AJ flashing her wherewithall.  Its a 100% TYPICAL. crap Hollywood flick.

So what, the ASA just now woke up to the fact that Hollywood sells socially corrosive movies featuring pointless violence tarted up with Angelina Jolie's tits?  Or is it more likely the British Left is starting on a full-blown censorship campaign and this is the thin edge of the wedge?  I guess we'll know for sure if guns disappear off the Brit TV completely.  Logical next step in their crusade to destroy the country, after all.  You know, right after the kitchen knife registry and GPS tracking chip campaigns.

Next time a Lefty says to you they believe in free speech and personal expression and all that, laugh.  I'd say something else, but then some nanny would come along and ruin me financially.

The Phantom

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