Blurring of Smoking on Thai TV

 


Smoking on Thai TV
- January 7, 2006
Screen captures showing examples of the blurring of smoking on Thai TV.
Also: Complete set of Thai cigarette warning labels


Above: Occasionally there are some odd oversights--
Bart blowing bubbles is blurred, but Ralph in an opium den smoking a pipe is not.

Above:
Smoking monkeys are also blurred
Earlier: Smoking on Thai TV - September 29, 2002
2Bangkok.com was once informed that UBC had an understanding with the authorities so that UBC would not have to blur out images of smoking. They would instead put a Thai-language warning across the bottom of the screen when people smoke. They did this for awhile, but in the last few months it appears they have gone back to the original, government- dictated method of blurring the screen when people smoke.
The blurring follows the cigarette as it moves around the screen, but often they miss (as you can see by the frame below).
Another example was a documentary about Dino De Laurentis. He always has a cigar in his mouth and every time his face was shown it was blurred. Here's an article about Thailand's ban on smoking on television.
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3 Responses to Blurring of Smoking on Thai TV

  1. Gregory says:

    As Professor Farnsworth said: ” I don’t want to live on this planet anymore”

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