Paramount Resists the Censorship Brigades, Decides to Treat Its Customers Like Adults

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If Paramount is trying to seek amends for its awful Halo live-action series, then this is one way to do it.

A common trend not too long ago was streaming services removing episodes from shows that contained content that wasn’t considered too taboo at the time but is considered controversial today. A few years ago, Netflix  infamously removed an episode from “The Office” and “Community” for black-face jokes.


Naturally, because one corporation did it, the woke culture censorship brigades will feel emboldened to come after other companies, but Paramount isn’t playing along.

According to Bounding Into Comics, Paramount CEO Bob Bakish is telling the easily offended that he won’t be deleting anything from any show as he respects the art and sensibilities of the times they were made from, adding that if you are offended by the content, then don’t watch it:

Bakish broached the topic of his studio’s historical catalog while fielding questions from The Guardian regarding recent rumors that Paramount may be interested in purchasing and subsequently privatizing local British broadcaster Channel 4 – all of which he ultimately declined to comment on.

“By definition, you have some things that were made in a different time and reflect different sensibilities,” he told the outlet. “I don’t believe in censoring art that was made historically, that’s probably a mistake.”

Addressing audience members who may at any time feel compelled to call for a given piece of content to be outright removed from availability, he added, “It’s all on demand – you don’t have to watch anything you don’t want to.”


It’s a simple concept that seems lost on the easily offended. The social justice obsessed, for instance, believe that if they find it offensive then no one should be allowed to view it. The same can be said for other mediums as well.

At one point, the gaming service Steam was confronted with similar demands that certain games be censored. Certain games that dealt with politics, gender, and violence, should have been on the chopping block according to some but Valve, the company that owned the service, refused.

It was a wise move.

Both Steam and Paramount are now free from being controlled by outside political forces that are more concerned with maintaining narratives than the moral upkeep of society. By refusing to delete episodes based on the sentiments of one group they no longer risk alienating other groups that disagree with those calling for censorship. This easily expands its customer base.

But more importantly, this move is treating its customers with respect, allowing them to decide for themselves what is and isn’t appropriate for viewing. Instead of allowing a small group to decide for everyone else, Paramount has said that its viewers shouldn’t be limited to others’ sentiments.


They’re treating their customers like adults.

Paramount, like other companies, might have been obedient in the past to woke mobs but this is a good move in the right direction to free themselves from their influence. It’s not likely going to experience a full turnaround from leftist control for some time, but it’s a move toward it.


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