‘Censor OTT platforms’ Trending on Twitter, here’s what Salman Khan said!
Earlier this week, a protest was held in Haryana against the objectionable content being shown on various platforms such as web series and movies. The protest was organized by Yuva Pariwar Sewa Samiti, which saw hundreds of residents carrying banners that read ‘censor web series’, ‘censor OTT platforms’, ‘Filmon mein gandagi band Karo (stop obscenity in films), ‘Bollywood reform movement’ and ‘stop poisoning young minds’, among others.
The protest was held recently, and the organizers told Swarajya that it was against “vulgarity, violence, and immorality in films, songs, and web series, particularly on the OTT platforms”. This protest has come in the wake of an increasing trend of web series and movies showcasing explicit content, violence, and abusive language.”
The trend of web series and movies has been on the rise in recent years. With the increasing penetration of the internet and smartphones, the popularity of web series and movies has only grown. These platforms offer a wide range of content that caters to different tastes and preferences. However, with this growth also comes the need for responsibility.
These platforms have the potential to shape the minds of the younger generation, and therefore, it is essential that they exercise caution while curating content. While these platforms have been successful in creating a niche for themselves, they have also drawn criticism for showing objectionable content.
The protest in Haryana is a reflection of the growing concern among the people about the content being shown on these platforms. The protesters demanded that the government should take action against the platforms that show vulgar and obscene content. They also demanded that these platforms should be regulated and censored to ensure that the content shown is appropriate and does not hurt the sentiments of the people.
The protest has gained momentum on social media with the hashtag #CensorOTTPlatforms trending on Twitter. This shows that people are increasingly becoming aware of the impact that these platforms can have on society and are demanding accountability.
The government has already taken note of the growing concern and has formed a committee to regulate the content shown on these platforms. The committee will look into the complaints received against these platforms and will take necessary action to ensure that the content shown is appropriate.
Here are some tweets related to it:
— Anil Ydav (@AnilYdav8) April 10, 2023
Salman Khan’s Take on Censorship on OTT:
The debate surrounding censorship on the medium has been ongoing for quite some time now. Recently, Bollywood actor Salman Khan expressed his views on the matter, stating that there should be stricter regulations when it comes to the content available on OTT platforms. The individual in question stated that the prevalence of vulgarity, nudity, and swearing in the content on these platforms was concerning, particularly given that children as young as 15 or 16 could access it.
He argued that such content should be checked and that the cleaner and family-friendly it was, the better it would be for viewership. It’s hard to argue with this sentiment. After all, as consumers, we have a right to demand content that is appropriate and suitable for all audiences. While it’s true that some viewers may be drawn to more risqué content, it’s important to recognize that not everyone shares this preference and that there should be options available for those who want to enjoy entertainment without being exposed to graphic or explicit material.
While this is a valid argument in theory, it’s important to recognize that there are limits to what is acceptable in terms of content. After all, even the most ardent supporters of creative freedom would likely agree that there are certain types of material that are not appropriate for public consumption. The question, then, is where to draw the line between artistic expression and harmful or offensive content.
— PAWAN KUMAR (@PAWANKU66031418) April 10, 2023
We definitely need to Boycott the Bollywood. Because Bollywood films are spoiling our rich culture by making the videos which can not be seen with our family.#BoycottBollywood#CensorOTTPlatforms pic.twitter.com/AwTd9D1Hnr
— Tushar_Dawra (@DawraTushar) April 10, 2023
YPSS has been opposing such obscene and indecent scenes and songs since the beginning. The intellectuals of the society should openly support and support an organization like YPSS#CensorOTTPlatforms#BoycottBollywood pic.twitter.com/MnMT0Js0al
— Vipan kumar (@Vipanku94504816) April 10, 2023
One Twitter user wrote, “YPSS has been opposing such obscene and indecent scenes and songs since the beginning. The intellectuals of the society should openly support and support an organization like YPSS.”
— Anil Ydav (@AnilYdav8) April 10, 2023
Shameful acts of Bollywood drug addict actress.👇
— Kumari Dimple 💯% Follow Back. (@KumariDimple5) April 10, 2023
Wearing inappropriate attire in the name of yoga, such as this yoga dress.
— Tulip Siddiq (@SiddiqTulip) April 10, 2023
— Dharam Pal (@dpal10574) April 10, 2023
In conclusion, while these platforms have the potential to entertain and educate, they also have the power to influence the minds of the younger generation. It is therefore essential that they exercise caution and responsibility while curating content. The protest in Haryana is a wake-up call for the platforms to take note of the concerns of the people and act accordingly.