Censoring God in Airline Movies?
I guess I was lucky earlier this month when I got to see Queen on American Airlines. As the story goes, a newbie censor was supposed to edit out profanities and "any blasphemy" for the in-flight version. The employee took this to mean editing out mentions of God as well, and worked himself into a bleeping frenzy. According to Jaguar's president, Jeff Klein, "A reference to God is not taboo in any culture that I know of ... We excise foul language, excessive violence and nudity."
It's too bad that the film didn't contain that oft-used phrase that would've become: "Bleep Save the Queen." The "bleep" gives the phrase a whole new ring. What happened to the employee with strange logic? He or she is still working for the editing laboratory, but I imagine that they're also working under a cloud of mockery.
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