BBFC to change discriminatory references in movie and TV show ratings

The council said it would help protect children, as well as help their parents have ‘teaching moments’ (Image: Getty/BBFC)

How parents are informed about racist and discrimination in film and television classification will change following the new study.

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the body that decides to certify movies and series content and provides guidance on the topics covered, has been working with those directly affected by discrimination. race and discrimination.

After conducting research on racism and discrimination in movies and TV shows, the BBFC found that parents who were concerned about children mimicking behavior or language were more likely to discriminatory and are looking for ratings to make informed viewing choices.

Similarly, some parents want to talk to their children about discrimination and are looking for BBFC rating information to help them do so, the study found.

In its report, the BBFC said it would adopt a stricter stance towards the ‘n-word’ classification in the junior categories and place a significant emphasis on the educational value of the documentary scene. may lead to lower ratings, while keeping a scene’s purpose in mind when grading older movies and TV shows.

When rating issues of discrimination, the BBFC will use the phrase ‘a make-up actor portraying another ethnicity’ when describing a hypothetical racial identity.

Disney added content warnings to its old movies like Dumbo on Disney Plus in 2020 to highlight and warn about racist stereotypes (Image: Disney)

The Board will also continue to use ratings information to signal when there is discrimination in a movie or TV show and continue to review depictions of discrimination or the possibility of children copying any form of racism, are the main factors that can increase age ratings.

Lord Kamlesh Patel, Vice President of BBFC, said: ‘Movements to raise awareness and combat discrimination and racism have gained significant traction over the past two years.

‘In response, we wanted to see how this has affected people’s views in the UK and especially listen and listen to those who have been directly impacted by stigma and discrimination race because their voices are important.

‘We recognize that our role is not only to protect children from harmful content, but also to help parents who may want to use depictions of stigma and racism as a potential teaching moment.’

David Austin, BBFC’s CEO, added: ‘Violent and threatening behavior, or the use of particularly offensive language, will always exacerbate an instance of discriminatory or racist behaviour. .

‘However, clear condemnation, sympathy for the victims or a documentary or historical setting can all help shape the sequence and potentially add educational value to the content for young viewers.’

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