Zero Dark Thirty, Violence in Entertainment
US News reported that Chris Dodd defends ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, – Violence in Entertainment, and said that regulating content is a slippery slope.
The president of the Motion Picture Association of America, former U.S. senator Chris Dodd, praised the movie industry for its economic, cultural, and social contributions to the country on Friday, while speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He discussed violence in the media and defended the entertainment industry against claims by the NRA (National Rifle Association), that it is to blame for the recent spate of mass shootings in America.
“I feel very strongly that this industry has been on the forefront of freedom of speech from its inception,” said Dodd, who represented Connecticut in the Senate. “Films that have challenged and provoked not always were received warmly.”
He said he sees the industry’s role in the depiction of violence is providing the tools to people—particularly parents—to know what is in film, through the ratings system and other platforms of information.
“We provide choice for people, a remarkable choice for entertainment, not every movie is for everyone,” he said.