Wow, it's good to see that one person can complain about something they find offensive and change history, art and the work of others.
Some asshat in England was sitting there watching Tom and Jerry and decided that in one scene Tom smoking a cigarette was offensive to them. So they bitched and complained and the spineless people at Turner Broadcasting are looking at altering a 50-year-old staple of cartoons.
When will the political correctness end?
Turner Broadcasting is scouring more than 1,500 classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including old favorites "Tom and Jerry," "The Flinstones" and "Scooby-Doo," to edit out scenes that glamorize smoking.
The review was triggered by a complaint to British media regulator Ofcom by one viewer who took offence to two episodes of "Tom and Jerry" shown on the Boomerang channel, part of Turner Broadcasting which itself belongs to Time Warner Inc.
"We are going through the entire catalog," Yinka Akindele, spokeswoman for Turner in Europe said on Monday.
"This is a voluntary step we've taken in light of the changing times," she said, adding that the painstaking review had been prompted by the Ofcom complaint.
Next they'll be forcing them to edit Fred Flintstone and make him thin because it's wrong to glamorize a chubby guy who obviously got that way by eating too many "Bronto Burgers".
Tipped by: Tinkerty Tonk (via The Politburo Diktat)