The internet was in an uproar this week about the movie Show Dogs.
Parents were very concerned about one spot in particular that stated the film sent the wrong message to our kids about consent and the touching of their private parts.
The premise of the show is that Max, a police dog, infiltrates a dog show in the hopes of rescuing a kidnapped baby panda. Well, unfortunately for poor old Max, being a “show dog” (even if only undercover) means getting your private parts inspected, and touched. His initial reaction is to resist, but, as reported in an article on Macaroni Kid, he’s repeatedly trained to “go to his ‘zen place’ while it happens so he can get through it.” And, in the end, that’s exactly what he does.
And now, according to an article reported by CNN, the studio plans to make “edits to remove the objectionable content.”
Smart move, guys. Smart move.
They also said, “The company takes these matters very seriously and remains committed to providing quality entertainment for the intended audiences based on the film’s rating.” Adding that they, “apologize to anybody who feels the original version of ‘Show Dogs’ sent an inappropriate message.”
Good job, moms! Your voices were heard and Hollywood listened. That’s a win in my book.
Read the CNN article here.