Extremely brutal Thailand finds extremely brutal American series, Dexter, too much

A few years back, a very popular Thai movie, about the wife of a Thai King, during his rise to Kingship, Suriyothai, cause a great deal of concern with parents of young children, who took their children to see the movie. In Thai ancient culture, it was normal, when a new Thai King, toppled the old King, to kill of the children of the toppled King. In that movie, there was a long scene, on the killing (chopping the head off) of a young boy, the son of the toppled King.

Thai mental health officials were alarmed, and issued a statement, that parents of young children, who took children to see the movie, should explain the scene to their children.

That type of brutality, continues to be display in Thailand in modern times, with several “barbaric” in nature, slaughtering, of protesters,

The following is from Pracha Thai English (source)

Fri, 04/07/2014 – 15:42 | by taweporn

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) on Friday punished a TV operator for airing Dexter, an American drama series about a serial killer, because of its “inappropriate” content.

Natee Sukonrat, Chair of the NBTC, said the drama violates Article 37 of the 2008 Broadcasting Act which prohibits the TV operators from airing content deemed a threat to security, a breach of public morality or public order, or obscenity.

NBTC fined GMM, the TV operator, 50,000 baht.

Series synopsis (from Wikipedia)

Orphaned at the age of three and harboring a traumatic secret, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) was adopted by Miami policeman, Harry Morgan (James Remar), who recognized his homicidal tendencies and taught him to channel his gruesome passion for human dissection in a “constructive” way — by killing only heinous criminals (such as child molesters, mob assassins, rapists, serial killers of the innocent etc.) who have slipped through the justice system. To satisfy his interest in blood and to facilitate his own crimes, Dexter works as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department (based on the real life Miami-Dade Police Department). Although his drive to kill is unflinching, he is able to emulate normal emotions and keep up his appearance as a socially-responsible human being.


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