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Verbal Assault, Not Entertainment
October 24, 2018
One Episode and OUT
Re: Vulgarity in series “Forever”
I know, rampant use of the F word in entertainment is now common, and I DON’T LIKE IT ONE BIT.
In this series, the dialog is sprinkled with F bombs left and right including an award winning combination of F bomb, Mother, and Christ to describe how cold it is in snow. “Wow, it’s Freeeezzing out here” wasn’t edgy enough.
Normalizing nonsensical vulgarity is WRONG. Not only does it make us look like a culture of illiterate idiots who don’t know how to use language, but it also creates a cruder environment for us all to live in. You may dismiss this idea, but what you broadcast filters down. Personally, I don’t need children F bombing me. That’s not the kind of world we need. Not now, not ever.
Somehow, script writers from prior generations were able to write blockbusters without vulgarity. It’s use was rare and actually added to the story line. Vulgarity used every other word is useless to a storyline, clogs up the dialog, and is the refuge of the unimaginative and unskilled writer.
C’mon Amazon, we seek entertainment not verbal assault. Do your part to make the world a better place to live.