News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Censor Restricts Eminem Album To Those 18 And Over

Media release from Office of Film and Literature Classification
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Classification Office has restricted Eminem's album The Marshall Mathers LP to people aged 18 years and over.

The album contains graphic descriptions of violence, including sexual violence, and crime. The album is filled with offensive and aggressive language that is frequently sexually violent, misogynistic and homophobic.

The Classification Office decided that this album is likely to cause harm to impressionable youths who may not understand Eminem's use of irony and black humour. The Classification Office acknowledged that the CD has artistic merit, but also noted an undertone of calculated exploitation.

Eminem was submitted to the Classification Office as a result of a public complaint about one particular track 'Kim' and the album's availability to young people. This track speaks explicitly about a man raping and killing his ex-partner.

Under current law, sound recordings do not have to be classified before being released to the public. However, Chief Censor Bill Hastings says he would encourage “music distributors to take responsibility and submit potentially problematic CDs for classification before marketing them to the public."

Contact: Bill Hastings or Cathrine Austin on:
Ph (04) 471 6770

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

More Large Birds: Giant Fossil Penguin Find In Waipara

The discovery of Crossvallia waiparensis, a monster penguin from the Paleocene Epoch (between 66 and 56 million years ago), adds to the list of gigantic, but extinct, New Zealand fauna. These include the world’s largest parrot, a giant eagle, giant burrowing bat, the moa and other giant penguins. More>>

Wellington: Little Blue Penguins Near Station Again

There have been more sightings of penguins near Wellington Railway Station on Sunday night, this time waddling into a parking building above a burger restaurant. More>>

ALSO:

Heracles inexpectatus: Giant Ex-Parrot Discovered

“New Zealand is well known for its giant birds. Not only moa dominated avifaunas, but giant geese and adzebills shared the forest floor, while a giant eagle ruled the skies. But until now, no-one has ever found an extinct giant parrot – anywhere.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Sam Brooks' Burn Her Sets Circa Theatre Ablaze

Burn Her is engaging, witty, and exceptionally sharp, with every line of dialogue inserted for a reason and perfectly delivered by the two leads, who manage to command their space without competing against each other. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland