‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Banned In Malaysia
Fifty Shades of Grey has been banned in Malaysia for being more “pornography than a movie.”
Malaysia Bans Fifty Shades
Malaysian Film Censorship Board (LPF) chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid announced this week that the sexy, R-rated film would not be shown in Malaysian movie theaters, saying, “The board made a decision in view of the film containing scenes that are not of natural sexual content.”
The Board added that it was particularly disturbed by bondage sex scenes in the film: “The content is more sadistic, featuring scenes of a woman being tied to a bed and whipped.”
The Film Censorship Board of Malaysia isn’t the only one that has a problem with the film. An online campaign is calling for audiences to skip Fifty Shades and donate to a local women’s shelter instead. The campaign, which is taking place mostly on Twitter, uses the hashtag #50DollarsNot50Shades and says that the film promotes sexual abuse.
— Twink Crowley (@TrueKingOfHell) February 3, 2015
Buying tickets to a film about abuse? Consider donating to a women’s shelter or domestic violence sanctuary instead. #50DollarsNot50Shades
— Jessi Thurston (@jetthurston) February 6, 2015
— Emily Vazquez (@EmilyVazquez11) February 6, 2015
Despite the controversy raised by these campaigns, no amount of protests will likely affect the film’s success. Fifty Shades of Grey is already the fastest selling R-rated movie in Fandango pre-sales, and is likely to break more records when it finally hits theaters on Friday, Feb. 13.
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