At sixes and sev­ens over 12A cert

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

You knew it had to hap­pen. De­cent par­ents, tak­ing a lead from He­len Love­joy of The Simp­sons, have glanced at the certificate awarded to The Hunger Games and asked: “Won’t some­one please think of the chil­dren?” The Daily Mail, the voice of the out­raged, has run a story sug­gest­ing that the Bri­tish Board of Film Clas­si­fi­ca­tion’s decision to grant a 12A cert to the hit film has an­gered par­ents. The re­port­ing in­volved a trawl of com­ments on Mum­snet and Twit­ter. Sure enough, some par­ents have ques­tioned the BBFC’S le­niency.

The pa­per has yet to pro­duce a sin­gle trau­ma­tised child.

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