Paramount’s CEO confirmed this week that his company’s Paramount Plus streaming service will not remove content from past productions because it could be considered offensive.
CEO Bob Bakish made shared the reasoning in a statement released this week.
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Don’t have to watch
“By definition, you have some things that were made in a different time and reflect different sensibilities,” Bakish said.
“I don’t believe in censoring art that was made historically, that’s probably a mistake. It’s all on demand – you don’t have to watch anything you don’t want to,” he added.
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He continued with the comments, “We don’t view streamers as a winner-takes-all market. We want to be one of a number of services in the household.”
A growing platform
The strong words sent a clear message that is a contrast to other platforms that have sought to modify or remove content regarding older films that some now find offensive.
Paramount streams CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures. It is also the production company behind the recently popular film “Top Gun: Maverick.”
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For many Americans, the move is also a refreshing contrast with companies like Pixar and Disney that have sought to push more woke messaging in productions.
The recent “Lightyear” film serves as an example of how seeking to please a leftist audience can backfire and result in harming a film’s performance rather than focusing on telling a good story, especially in shows for children.