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Would you avoid reading a book or seeing a Hollywood movie if you heard it contained scenes that some consider to be offensive?

Response Percent Votes
79% 943
15% 179
Not sure.
5% 67
Total 1189


unclebiff 9 years, 7 months ago

that is totally vague....there's something "offensive" to everything. I'm sure someone could find something offensive with "Heidi" if they wanted to.

beatrice 9 years, 7 months ago

Silly question. Are we talking "Birth of a Nation" type of offensive material, or something as silly as bad words or scenes where the comedic actor picks on the other comedic actor who is pretending to have a stutter? Thinking people would need to know what we are talking about to answer such a question, for or against. If you think that you would never not see a film because it is considered offensive to some, consider this scenario: an absolutely marvelous work of cinematic brilliance, rave reviews from around the world, extremely well acted with true human pathos, yet it is a film that offends some people because it is made by al-Qaida and it glorifies their attack on us on 9/11. (In other words, bin Laden's video production budget goes up dramatically.) I wouldn't care how brilliant it was supposed to be, I would find the premise offensive from the start and I wouldn't go see it because of that. Now, go check out the YouTube debate story. Talk about offensive! Crazy.

jonas 9 years, 7 months ago

Heck yes. I made a vow to never do or see anything that someone else could think was offensive. I don't ever go out, now.

domino 9 years, 7 months ago

If there is something about a movie that is offensive to you, don't go to it. People need to remember that what is offensive to one may not be to another. Also, take a look at the actors in this movie - it isn't as if you thought from the get go that it was going to be anything except what it is!! Would be like buying tickets to a Richard Pryor show and being offended at the language. (I know - I dated myself on that one!)

mom_of_three 9 years, 7 months ago

depends on who said it was offensive.....and what the offensive matter was.......

denak 9 years, 7 months ago

It would depend on what it is but usually movies that are "offensive" are dealing with facts of life that aren't very pretty. So even though the topic matter might be "offensive," it still might have merit.However, if the movie or book is being cruel or obnoxious just to get cheap laughs, then I probably would skip it because it shows the level of writing. It is one thing to be provacative and quite another to just be plain stupid.Dena

pace 9 years, 7 months ago

Certain movies have broken my heart, but I am a reader. Others were nice surprises. Sometimes I won't go if it is hyped too much.. I will wait, if it is a good movie it will be good in a couple of years.

David Albertson 9 years, 7 months ago

I think conservatives are offensive, does that count? HAHAHAHAHAHA

JayCat_67 9 years, 7 months ago

He!! no! I wanna see what everyone's complainin' 'bout!

classclown 9 years, 7 months ago

The number of "Yes" votes is interesting. Plenty of people have expressed disgust or claimed to be offended by one thing or another in the Journal World, yet you all still read it.I'd wager that many of the people that have lodged those complaints are regular readers.So what's the difference?

SpeedRacer 9 years, 7 months ago

Gee, Windlass, I've never been able to vote twice. I guess there are ways to get around anything if you have a little larceny in you."We didn't record your vote, because you or someone from your computer's address or network has already voted."

conservative 9 years, 7 months ago

I voted No. There is one exception. If the movie is about real life people/events and there are still people alive who object then I would consider that. An example would be the movie "World Trade Center". The families of the victims were upset with the movie saying it was nothing more than an attempt by the studio to profit from the loss of their loved ones. In this case I chose not to go to the movie.

crane13 9 years, 7 months ago

almost all movies out these days are offensive b/c they use same freakin hollywood formula. like we're morons and haven't seen some blonde bimbo "act" out the same role as her predecessor did before until she lost her spot while she was in rehab or ostracized for gaining two pounds. whoa boy

Randall Barnes 9 years, 7 months ago

this is america freedom of choice quit trying to take our flag

beatrice 9 years, 7 months ago

oldenuf - are you saying movies, books and churches can taste like crap? I'm confused. Would somebody please take the magazine away from glOckOwnr.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 9 years, 7 months ago

If someone told me something brown tasted like crap, I'd take their word for it. Sometimes that applies to movies, books, churches, etc.

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