• So Much for Family-Concerns: Disney+ Breaks Promise Not to Add R-Rated Movie Titles

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    Surge Summary: The Walt Disney Company has bailed on its promise to keep R-rated entertainment off its Disney+ platform. Families are left in the lurch with this reckless decision.

    by Kelly Oliver/ Parents Television and Media Council

    LOS ANGELES (July 22, 2022) – The Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) chastised Disney+ for breaking its 2019 promise not to add R-rated movies to its streaming platform. Disney+ made R-rated DeadpoolDeadpool 2, and Logan available to subscribers today.

    “Three years ago, the Walt Disney Company made a promise to families: No R-rated movies on Disney+, they said. It’s a family-focused platform, they said. We have Hulu for our edgier adult fare, they said. It turns out they were lying to us. After decades of corporate brilliance establishing itself as the world’s most trusted brand for families, today’s C-level suite at Disney has decided to flush it all down the toilet,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

    “While Disney+ points subscribers to its parental controls, the mere presence of R-rated and TV-MA rated content violates the trust and sensibilities of families. What took decades to build is now taking mere months to erase.

    “One day in the no-too-distant future, business schools will point back to this abrupt corporate U-turn as they analyze what happened to the once-great Walt Disney Company. And in the meantime, families will continue to be woefully underserved by Hollywood.”

    The Parents Television and Media Council® (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

    The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families. Visit the new PTC Watchdog Blog at http://www.parentstv.org/blog/. Follow the PTC on Twitter: @ThePTC.

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