China censors Kate Winslet’s breasts in ‘Titanic 3D’
If you needed another reason to feel bad for the people of China, here’s one: no Kate Winslet boobage for them. Titanic 3D is a worldwide phenomenon, with audiences everywhere recapturing the romance and magic of James Cameron’s disaster movie. But in the People’s Republic of China, two of the film’s natural wonders are being denied to viewers. Yes, the scene where Kate Winslet doffs her duds to get sketched by Leonardo DiCaprio has been butchered beyond belief, cropped to only show the actress from the neck up.
Why would you do this? Well, if you believe the Chinese film authorities, it’s a safety issue. Here’s an amazing quote from China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television:
“Considering the vivid 3D effects, we fear that viewers may reach out their hands for a touch and thus interrupt other people’s viewing.
“To avoid potential conflicts between viewers and out of consideration of building a harmonious ethical social environment, we’ve decided to cut off the nudity scenes.”
Are breasts really that big a deal over there? This is like the early days of movies where people had a heart attack when they saw a moving train. Lord knows what would happen if you showed them the bush scene from Revenge Of The Nerds.