Children’s TV channel Boomerang are to edit scenes from Tom and Jerry cartoons where characters are shown smoking. The move follows an investigation by media watchdog Ofcom into a viewer’s complaint that the vintage animations were not appropriate for young viewers.
Source BBC NEWS
As I understand this report, they had a complaint from 1 viewer! Now the idea that kid’s of the age that are likely to watch Tom and Jerry are going to be motivated to rush out and buy a pack of twenty upon seeing a quick scene of Tom “lighting up” is absolutely ridiculous. From what I can remember of Tom and Jerry, the complainant seems to have overlooked the constant violence (which he/she clearly has no objection to exposing kids too!) as long as no one has a smoke.
Censoring our past in this way, is a pathetic and pointless excercise, and a further example of the insanity in to which political correctness is descending!