US moralist campaigners, Parents TV Council writes:
The Parents Television Council is warning parents about the return of the second season of HBO's Euphoria on December 6, 2020.
Featuring a former
Disney star, Euphoria is set in high school and focuses on a teenaged girl's drug addiction and efforts to hide her drug use from her mother. In the six hours of Euphoria s first season, there were nearly 400 uses of the "f-word;" male frontal
nudity; close-ups of male genitals; female frontal nudity; depictions of statutory rape, depictions of illicit drug use, graphic violence, and extreme (and even illegal) sexual behavior.
PTC President Tim Winter said:
Parents beware! Euphoria is saturated with shockingly explicit content depicting high school-aged children that is intended to shock and offend your values. Don't just take our word for it. Euphoria's creator boasted: There are going to be parents who are going to be totally fucking freaked out,
ahead of the show's first season. He was right, as the program was filled with female and male frontal nudity, illicit drug use, and the harshest profanity. We anticipate the second season will be just as explicit and potentially as harmful to teens
With Euphoria, HBO is knowingly and deliberately marketing harmful content to impressionable teens and preteens with programming that centers on school-aged characters. For HBO to release a series like this -- that
graphically portrays drug abuse as way for teens to escape reality -- is reckless and grossly irresponsible.
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm is a 2020 UK / USA comedy by Jason Woliner. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova and Mike Pence.
Follow-up film to the 2006 comedy centering on the
real-life adventures of a fictional Kazakh television journalist named Borat.
The film poster for Borat 2 is generating a little hype in France over the sequel's official worldwide poster. The poster features a reclining Borat, naked
save for a mankini fashioned from a coronavirus face mask. It seems that a few French Muslims have got themselves worked up over Borat's ring which is engraved with the Arabic word "Allah."
Social media posts seem to target the French
authorities for provocation and insulting Islam .
However the authorities are responding in support of free speech. In response to requests by bus drivers to remove the Borat 2 poster from the side of buses, the Paris transport authority
(RATP) has stated it would under no circumstances take this campaign off our network. RATP also denied social media claims alleging the Borat 2 poster led to stoning attacks on buses over Halloween weekend.
One area where the Borat 2
posters were removed from buses is the TICE network in the southern suburb of Ã?vry. The area has a large Muslim immigrant population. TICE management claimed the posters were not removed because of complaints but because the organization deemed the
offbeat humour on display to be inappropriate for public transportation.
Update: Kazakh community calls for Borat sequel to be banned from awards consideration
The Kazakh American Association wants Borat Subsequent Moviefilm banned from awards consideration.
The campaign group which is dedicated to preserving and promoting Kazakhstan's heritage and culture in the US - has hit out at Sacha
Baron Cohen's sequel for an alleged racist portrayal, and called on the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Directors Guild of America and BAFTAs to bar the comedy.
A letter, which is co-signed by the Hollywood Film Academy and Council on
American-Islamic Relations, spouts:
The Kazakh community worldwide is underrepresented and inherently vulnerable. Our nation is still recovering from an oppressive colonial past, which is why we do not have substantial
Sacha Baron Cohen understands this fact and exploits Kazakhstan by hijacking our ethnic identity, whitewashing us by portraying us as Eastern Europeans, and inciting harassment toward Kazakh people worldwide.
Our people report countless cases of sexual and physical harassment as well as bullying due to the Borat franchise.
Parents Television Council is a US moralist campaign group. It writes:
The Parents Television Council called out Disney for allowing blatant sexual harassment to occur on ABC's The Bachelorette in its October 20th episode rated
TV-PG. The male contestants on the show were forced to strip during a dodgeball game, with some contestants expressing clear discomfort.
PTC President Tim Winter said:
contestants to strip naked sounds like it would come at the direction of Harvey Weinstein, not from Walt Disney-owned ABC. Such programming is outrageously tone-deaf, especially as Hollywood continues its reckoning in the #MeToo era. If anyone in a
position of authority in corporate America asked his/her employees to strip in order to keep their jobs, the executive would be fired. But Disney not only enables The Bachelorette to do just that, it promotes the show, rates the program as appropriate
for young children (TV-PG), and ostensibly encourages -- and even celebrates -- blatant sexual harassment.
Disney's corporate schizophrenia is astonishing. While it adds warning slates in front of its
classic movies about culturally insensitive content, the company is more than comfortable fostering sexually exploitative content without any such consideration. We call on Disney and the producers behind The Bachelorette immediately to cease this -- and
any other demonstration -- of sexual harassment, and to stop asking audiences to be entertained by it.
The Christian moralist campaign group One Million Moms has taken issue with woke advertising for Oreo biscuits. The group writes:
Oreo and parent company, Mondelez International, have begun airing a gay pride commercial which has
absolutely nothing to do with selling cookies. Mondelez International is attempting to normalize the LGBTQ lifestyle by using their commercials, such as the most recent Oreo ad featuring a lesbian couple, to brainwash children and adults alike by
The ad has a daughter going home to see her family and brings her lesbian lover with her. The commercial focuses on the mother approving of her daughter's girlfriend, but the father is hesitant and has
reservations. He later has a change of heart and even displays his acceptance of her lifestyle by painting his picket fence in rainbow colors to further show his approval. The advertisement ends with: A loving world starts with a loving home. Followed
by: Show you're a proud parent #PROUDPARENT. And the final statement: In collaboration with PFLAG. Oreoproudparent.com.
PFLAG is the United States' first and largest organization uniting parents, families, and allies with people
who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. PFLAG National is the national organization, which provides support to the PFLAG network of over 400 local chapters. Founded in New York City, New York, with their headquarters based in Washington,
D.C., PFLAG is the most visible group showing support for LGBTQ youth and acceptance of this lifestyle.
When we purchase Mondelez International products then we are helping fund and support PFLAG. In 2011, the popular snack-food
company Nabisco became known as Mondelez International. Its most popular brands in the United States are Oreo, belVita, Chips Ahoy!, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Honey Maid, Halls, Philadelphia, Ritz, Sour Patch Kids, Triscuit, Trident gum, and Wheat Thins.