In honor of the Great American Smokeout, Ellen replaced some of the smoking in the hit show “Sons of Anarchy.”
I don’t agree with Ellen that it is Hollywood’s responsibility to set the moral high ground when it comes to smoking.
The production of movies and television shows is an art form, not a platform for public service announcements. If movies and television shows only did nice things it would be an a boring pallet of things to write about. Smoking is part of the culture of MC culture. To not show this would not be accurate. Shows go to great length to be authentic. Removing bad habits that are part of the culture would be wrong.
To try and force producers to remove smoking from their films is censorship. I hate smoking but I love television and movies and I don’t want anyone to influence what I can and can’t see in my content.
Anyway… here is a fun clip of SOA and what it would look like if all the cigarettes were replaced with party horns.
They should do the same thing for Mad Men.
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