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This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Brad Pitt in a scene from "Killing Them Softly." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Melinda Sue Gordon)

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Brad Pitt in a scene from "Killing Them Softly." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Melinda Sue Gordon)

Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay has criticized Hollywood star Brad Pitt’s latest movie “Killing Them Softly” due to its “disgraceful dialogue,” asking authorities to either slap a +18 rating on the movie or remove it from cinemas, daily Hürriyet reported today.

“I can’t say it out loud, but you do well at the box office when [you] line up swearwords one after another. I cannot support this as the state. My job is [about] art movies. I cannot support violence, ethnic discrimination and hate speech,” the minister said.

“I saw Brad Pitt’s ‘Killing Them Softly’ movie. Don’t see it. I thought of leaving the cinema, [it was] disgusting. I have never heard such shameful dialogue in any place,” Günay said. “The movie is for people aged 13 and older. Make it for adults aged 18 and older; better yet, remove it if you can. Wouldn’t a person watching this with a spouse become uncomfortable?”

January/03/2013

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Suhail Shafi

3/13/2013 4:13:11 PM

Ertugrul Gunay is entitled to be repelled by violent films and to express his views. The above article mentions nothing of Mr Gunay calling for an outright ban, so the above condescending comments are totally out of place.

american american

1/3/2013 8:52:28 PM

my spouse would not. my spouse would get uncomfortable with a complete ban

Michael O'Connell

1/3/2013 5:54:01 PM

I am laughing too hard!! Just dont go see it then and stop crying that it hurt your last feeling. You dont like that kind of movie, why did you go see it? To ban it straight away? I know lets ban you Ertuğrul Günay and your ignorant thoughts. And your culture and tourism minister? SHAME!

Pawel Bury

1/3/2013 5:49:12 PM

This guy is a culture and tourism minister? In which country? Iran or China?
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