Decider reported Sunday that anti-tobacco non-profit The Truth Initiative has Netflix in its sights because many of the streaming service’s original programs feature scenes of smoking.
— Decider (@decider) March 26, 2018
Michael Haskoor reports:
According to a recent study by anti-tobacco non-profit The Truth Initiative, the streaming giant’s original shows feature the highest instances of tobacco use on TV, due partially to the fact that streaming services (including Hulu and Amazon) aren’t bound by the same content restrictions as broadcast television.
Results showed that Netflix had 319 “smoking incidents”, meaning any implied use of a tobacco product, which is more than twice the number found in broadcast and cable TV shows. Stranger Things topped the list with a whopping 182 “smoking incidents”, with AMC‘s The Walking Dead coming in second, raking up a total of 94 scenes involving tobacco use.
When’s the march on Washington to demand that Netflix cut back on scenes of cigarette use?
Everyone ruins everything. https://t.co/IwNNnF9gON
— Ben (@BenHowe) March 26, 2018
For crying out loud… https://t.co/G9bz9Z0bdN
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) March 26, 2018
STFD and STFU with this nonsense. https://t.co/IVIC9mFVHB
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) March 26, 2018
These people can take a flying leap. https://t.co/AdAVRZ14Xa
— Franklin Harris (@FranklinH3000) March 26, 2018
am I tripping or is this a bit excessive https://t.co/krOyCFAn2G
— kristin ? (@ghoulnotafool) March 26, 2018
Man y’all are becoming bigger bitches everyday https://t.co/3vwRo3MaZu
— Will (@WillStone_5) March 26, 2018
It’s impressive how creative y’all can be with how soft you are https://t.co/javcD4dgLq
— Dylan Tarpening (@dtarp21) March 26, 2018
I wish I could ash my cigarette on this dumb ass article. https://t.co/bOemELGkNI
— Jaceus of Suburbia (@JaceusChrist) March 26, 2018
Can we just go one day without something be called out for silly reasons. https://t.co/qfeHLNRiMF
— Sophia (@Snorwich0747) March 26, 2018
Every minute of every day people are complaining about something in popular or political culture. At some point it all gets very ignorable. https://t.co/EJYprcnU5K
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) March 26, 2018
I'm going to start smoking just to piss you off. https://t.co/u9aZbXyxcB
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) March 26, 2018
Some people seriously need to take a day off https://t.co/K7Aj2Xsais
— CalumNorth (@CalumNorth) March 26, 2018
Get a life. Go outside. Volunteer somewhere. Stop complaining for the sake of complaining. Also, a lot of these shows are set in the past…when a lot more people were smokers. https://t.co/v91x6e4OyC
— Brad Sabbath (@bradthacker) March 26, 2018
I’m just saying do y’all realize how many people smoked in the 70s/80s? ?? https://t.co/HSfkRl0X8f
— j ?☠️??..®️™️ (@_YaBoiJared) March 26, 2018
Ok, so the main culprit (@Stranger_Things) is set in the 1980's. Do you have any idea how many people were smoking in the 80's? Everyone. Everyone was smoking in the 80's. If Hopper didn't smoke I wouldn't believe in the authenticity of the period aspect. https://t.co/06FeGJCsuB
— Ryan Nelson-Cain (@ryannelscain) March 26, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: People still smoke https://t.co/c77DKj6FxY
— Queen of AnCapistan (@syd_viciously) March 26, 2018
I think we can all agree on two things:
1. You shouldn't smoke.
2. Smoking looks really cool. https://t.co/syHoDXiNQ7
— Hans Fiene (@HansFiene) March 26, 2018
Enough with this censorship. Let my people be free https://t.co/BdRKnjvgsM
— Livin La Vida Tiny Tom (@MrJtrot) March 26, 2018
PSST: Somebody please tell Chuck Schumer how 'Netflix and chill' really works. Thanks! https://t.co/5cxTrjkxxg
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 27, 2018
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