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03/29/2011

Balk at 'Swan': Swirling Portmans lead conservative towards barf bag

by Jeremy Hooper

Black-Swan=planeOn his recent flight from New Delhi to Chicago, American Airlines gave him and his fellow passengers the option of watching the highly celebrated, critically-acclaimed film Black Swan. But because of the "at least three explicit lesbian scenes" in Portman's spinning opus, Christian conservative Blll Perkins is all kinds of upset at AA for offering such onboard entertainment choices.

This from the American Family Association's One News Now:

"If I'm flying on an airplane and I'm assigned a seat, it's not like I can get up and move to another seat, nor can I choose to 'leave the theatre,' so to speak," he explains. "How comfortable would most adults be telling the person next to them not to watch that movie because they have a young child sitting next to them? The fact is [that] a parent shouldn't have to do that on an airplane."
...
According to Perkins, the content of the movie violated the culture of many Indians who were aboard the flight. He points out many of them view America based on what they see in movies.

"And so here we have an airplane full of Indian people and a movie like
Black Swan is being shown to them. It's almost as though we're saying 'Well, welcome to the values of America,'" he suggests. "It's just an inappropriate place to be showing it -- not only for the children, but how about taking into consideration the moral [and] cultural values of the people flying from one country to the United States?"
In-flight movie offensive, insensitive [ONN]

Because that is what airplanes are, right: Flying daycare facilities/cultural ambassadorships? Those of you who thought of them as businesses on which adults of all stripes and leanings are free to make their own consumer choices were sadly mistaken.

[::writer rolls eyes so rapidly and in such good form, his peepers
will surely be up for an ocular Oscar in 2012
::]

No word as to where, exactly, Mr. Perkins wishes to draw the line on what is and is not neighborly, child-approved airplane behavior. For now, reading SkyMall seems okay, just as long as the nearest kid and/or foreign national approves of all purchases (*hint: The Kids Are All Right commemorative wine chiller unlikely to pass muster).

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