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#1 PinkSurvivor

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

I went to take the kids to see wreck it ralph with my boys today, which they loved.

My only concern was that while we were waiting for the movie to start they were playing music which most cinema's do but they were playing Nicki Minaj which in itself doesn't offend me but they never blocked out the swears.

I just think its inappropriate to play music with swear words prior to a kids movie. An adult marketed movie I can understand but not one aimed at kids.

It's not a big deal and I'm not looking to cause trouble, just a simple letter perhaps encouraging them to screen their music before playing before a young audience. I told the attendant but he just shrugged his shoulders and wasn't phased. I just don't appreciate that language in front of my kids if I can help it, they've heard it before but I try to limit their exposure. I don't think they even picked up on it. Maybe the manager wasn't aware and I can just let them know. WDYT?

The swear in the song was another word for poo, lol you know the dont abbreviate swear words on EB rule  laugh.gif



#2 axiomae

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

Write a letter - maybe it's something they haven't considered. Would be very easy to change.

#3 PinkSurvivor

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Thanks that what I was thinking. I am obviously not enraged or anything. I am just wanting to bring it to their attention and they can action as they see fit...hopefully not playing swear words for my or other's children original.gif

#4 Halcyon~

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

No I would not write a letter.  
Plenty of other places my children hear swear words and I seriously do not have the time to write to everyone

#5 Halcyon~

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

Double post

Edited by Halcyon~, 15 January 2013 - 02:48 PM.


#6 Jax12

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

Yes I would.  It's probably just an oversight but if no one informs them then they might never rectify it.  It wouldn't bother me either but I'm sure there are people out there who it would upset.


#7 Lyn29

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

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Edited by bye, 29 March 2013 - 02:48 PM.


#8 purplecrayon

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

Yes I would.  
I took my 5 year old to a childrens movie and in the ads prior there was a really graphic long ad about suicide.

I wrote a polite email to the customer service type area when I got home, as the staff on duty just shrugged.  It took a while to find a contact email, as they didn't make it easy.   They did acknowledge my email and indicated they would try to prevent this happening again.  I figure its good to bring it to their attention.

#9 r8chl79

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

Not the best idea on their part I don't think.. I was at McDonalds once, my kids were in the play area and they played closer by Nine inch nails, we were sitting there thinking "are they going to beep out most of the chorus?" Nope they didn't the majority of the restaurant just kinda stopped what they were doing with a look of "what the" on their face then everyone just laughed.  Really inappropriate song for Maccas - or any public eating place really, but everyone did see the funny side original.gif

#10 luke's mummu

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

Yes I would. Not asking for compensation or a refund or anything, just a polite letter to let them know it is inappropriate.

(because if my very impressionable 7 year old repeats it at school he will be in big trouble).

#11 erindiv

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

QUOTE (r8chl79 @ 15/01/2013, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not the best idea on their part I don't think.. I was at McDonalds once, my kids were in the play area and they played closer by Nine inch nails, we were sitting there thinking "are they going to beep out most of the chorus?" Nope they didn't the majority of the restaurant just kinda stopped what they were doing with a look of "what the" on their face then everyone just laughed.  Really inappropriate song for Maccas - or any public eating place really, but everyone did see the funny side original.gif


This made me giggle.



I honestly wouldn't bother. Kids are going to hear swear words eventually, and chances are your letter will just get laughed at and then ignored.

#12 MAGS24

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

I would. They can't improve Customer Service without feedback from the Customers, plus they shouldn't be playing that kind of music just before a kids movie. There are times and places for everything.

#13 PinkSurvivor

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

i'm definitely not after compensation, just the hope they can do a easy fix and play more appropriate music. I have several friends who would have been so upset they'd go to the papers lol. Seriously what is a voucher going to do, nothing its better if they just change the music.

#14 PinkSurvivor

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

QUOTE (erindiv @ 15/01/2013, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This made me giggle.



I honestly wouldn't bother. Kids are going to hear swear words eventually, and chances are your letter will just get laughed at and then ignored.


They might laugh but that speaks for their character not mine wink.gif

#15 BadCat

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

I think it's a good idea to write.

There are parent movie review sites which list even the most innocuous things in kid's movies as things that may be of concern to parents.  How ridiculous to go to all the trouble of finding a film suitable for you children that has no swearing or adult themes and then get accosted by foul language over the speakers while you wait for the film to start.


#16 JustBeige

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

I'd be more ticked that they played Nicki Minja than any swear words.  ugh.


Yes I think a polite "hey, did you know this was happening" email is a good thing to send off.

I too have friends who would be really annoyed by the inappropriate song choice.




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