Friday, December 09, 2005

Imbeciles at the movies, part 2

This Slim Smith column has a story about a woman who saw a 4 or 5 year old at the R-rated gore-fest "Saw II." She thinks it should be the theater's responsibility to keep the child from seeing the movie. But, as I explained to Smith, R just means that no one under 17 is admitted without a parent. Any parent can bring a child to an R-rated movie, and it really can't be the job of the theater or the movie studio to tell a parent what to do. It can be the job of the state, however, and I am all for calling this kind of exposure child abuse.

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