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Smoking Rated R??

Dabs

Registered Member
I saw a brief bit on the news today, that....somebody, somewhere, was discussing whether or not to rate a movie "R" when it has people smoking in it!
Of course, we all know, an R rating means foul language and nudity, etc......but come on....smoking now too??
I am not a smoker.......but I honestly don't see how anyone can make a movie rating into an R just because it contains smoking scenes.
Anyone else find this absurd??
 
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Merc

Problematic Shitlord
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Personally I think smoking is disgusting and a sign of a weak mind but I can't see how it should make a movie automatically be rated R. That's fucking stupid.
 

Nixola

Boom Boom Pow!
I agree with what Constantine said. Smoking is disgusting and a foul habit, but I don't think that a movie should be rated an "R" type movie just because there is smoking in some of the scenes.
 

Impact

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I can kinda see their reasoning. Younger people are more impressionable so they probably think that by R rating a film with smoking in, less younger viewers will see it and be influenced to smoke. Of course, it's pretty fucking stupid when they can see so many people walking down the street smoking
 

Merc

Problematic Shitlord
V.I.P.
I can kinda see their reasoning. Younger people are more impressionable so they probably think that by R rating a film with smoking in, less younger viewers will see it and be influenced to smoke. Of course, it's pretty fucking stupid when they can see so many people walking down the street smoking
Yeah but these are the same people claiming that violence in movie causes people to be violent. Movie ratings has never really done much to persuade who sees what, it's just good intention and we know how far that goes.
 
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icegoat63

Son of Liberty
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Its all about Commercialism.

its the same reason the "Winston" cup got changed to the "Nextel" cup. Because if you're commercializing a product such as Tobacco to Minors... thats a big No-No in this country.

To be completely honest... I'm fine with making Smoking a Rated R concept, but if thats the case lets lax some of the sex restrictions eh?

Also! For those that didnt know, the MPAA Rating Committee is complete Communist garbage anyway. Watch this documentary, it was well worth my time when I did and I've suggested it to people who think the Ratings are BS. If you think they are BS now....watch it and you'll be even more disgusted.
 
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