Viewers Discretion Is Advised


Viewers discretion is advised! What’s that?! What are they trying to point out? If you go have a search, you can find that The Oxford Dictionary suggests that discretion can be either “the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offence or revealing confidential information” or ”the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation”. Starting from that, ”viewers discretion is advised” it’s a warning, letting the viewer know they may not want to watch the program( what the f***?) because it may contain something they don’t want to see, such as violence or sexual content, ”discretion” being simply choosing not to watch. Well, to a certain extent, the fact that they warn you that you might be shocked and disgusted by the stuff they’re showing, is a nice gesture. But I can’t stop asking myself why would someone create or broadcast something so offending, shocking, mind altering that it needs a constant warning of the unwatchable content?! Is like ‘we put so much violence that goes beyond your imagination in this movie and we’re going to show you so many details of what our sick minds had imagined that we really need your indulgence and discretion’ to be able to show you what should never be shown. As much as I am a militant for the beauty in art, I can find a certain tolerance for the fact that art can also deal with some interpretations of ugliness. But the use of grotesque in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll never needed a ”viewers discretion is advised” warning. So that ”why” question keeps following me up and even if I’m capable of seeing the reasons, which are money and ratings, I can’t find the indulgence for this kind of manifestations. I’m not the type of person that wonders where this will go, but where we are now is so massed up and what’s shocking is that there are so many loving it and I just don’t fit in your big box with the fine writing saying ”viewers discretion is advised”.


I was wearing:

H&M Mickey t-shirt

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