People really complained about this? Really? Man people sure do bitch about the stupidest things
@The Landshark , yeap... like people bitching about other people’s bitching
@seeUpee, *gasp* now I've gotta go bitch about other people bitching about my bitching over other people's bitching
@The Landshark , Ahahaha... that was gold!!!!
@The Landshark , Indeed. Netflix has vowed to all but eliminate smoking from projects moving forward, unless it’s particularly justifiable by the narrative, and I don’t think they mean that historical accuracy is a good enough reason, outright.
@The Landshark , watching my grandfather's slow death due to complications linked directly to smoking instilled an aversion in me from a very young age. But hearing sissy crap like this makes me want to inhale 3 packs of cancer sticks and spit the smoke into the face of one of these [insert your choice of offensive slur here]
@BM Fahrtz, I'm honestly very sorry for your loss. You're right though. It's historically accurate that people smoked back then so anyone getting upset is ridiculous in their need to be coddled from the truths of the past
@The Landshark , they coddle and suck up in hopes that it will somehow cure the problem, but it's these exact tactics that did not work during the war on drugs.
D.rugs A.re R.eally E.njoyable
@seeUpee, or people bitching about, people bitching about other people bitching.
Bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch.
@Not A Wolf, those people I offer them some dick
@The Landshark , It feels like people could always find a reason to bitch about something. But in the last few decades, people got more vocal and serious about it. It's like you wanting to see an old menu item at a store return. You mumble it and quickly stop caring because it's not that important. In 2019, someone hears that complaint and turns it into another dipping sauce internet riot. Least that's what I feel it's become. Everything is taken too seriously with tremendous consequences when they often shouldn't.
@The Landshark , welcome to the 21st century
@The Landshark , there have been... Stranger Things.
As an 80s kid, I can confirm...
The non smoking section was a complete joke, because smoke drifted over. Plus, your parents smoked in the car, and didn't bother cracking a window. You just breathed it in and suffered, because misery was all we knew in the 80s!
@Suicide Squad Sucks, absolutely. I second hand smoked at least a half pack everytime I visited my grandparents. Used to help grandpa roll cigs too.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, yep, and many times you had to walk through the smoking section to get to the non.
My parents didn't smoke in the car (or at all), but they did listen to country music and headphones didnt do shıt to cancel noise then.
Yeah, let's show less smoking, but we can still show people being brutally eaten by a giant human-flesh monster.
@Jkmiii, the real monster is smoking though, it's all part of the deep subplot that no matter how many monsters you kill and how well you run and hide cancer will get you in the end.
I think most kids are smart enough to know it's something stupid to do. Unless shows specifically say that it's cool to do it smoking is totally okay in any media.
@stormageddon98, Yeah. I mean, this whole thing came up again because of Stranger Things 3, I’m pretty sure, where Hopper is, of course, seen smoking pretty frequently. However, Hopper is also intentionally painted in a mostly unfavorable light in this season, so it’s not like the smoking is used to make his character look good. Whenever he’s smoking on screen, it just amplifies how much of a tool he is in that moment, and I feel like that was intentional. I feel like there’s no need for censorship of that kind of portrayal.
Those who do not learn history, are doomed to repeat it.
In 7th grade, my American History class petitioned our state legislators to outlaw cigarette vending machines.
It wasn’t our idea, but the teacher sold us on it and now I feel like I was used as a fvckin pawn in a political scheme to violate the free trade of others. It really pisses me off...
People are pussies
Violence against children, negligence, police corruption..... No big deal. But LORD IF I SEE ME A CIGARETTE SO HELP ME!
I forgot those ashtrays were a thing. Pretty sure my grandpa collected them.