There’s a censorship controversy surrounding the new Our Idiot Brother flick.
Larger than life movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is boo-hooing about ABC’s decision to ban one of the trailers for his company’s latest slapstick comedy.
ABC frowned upon the shots of what looked like a drug deal or a shot of star Paul Rudd pretending to urinate, or the general talk about smoking and getting high.
In response, the Weinstein Company cut another “red band” trailer aimed at “mature” audiences. A saucy statement followed: “We’d like to dedicate our new red band trailer for Our Idiot Brother to censorship everywhere. Enjoy!!”
The folks over at ABC Standards & Practices issued a statement explaining themselves: “The ABC Television Network approved and accepted multiple spots for Our Idiot Brother, and has aired spots for this film. The network did not accept spots that violated our long-established Ad Guidelines.”
The original ad is already airing on other networks as well as YouTube.