Tuesday, August 5, 2014

'Fifty Shades of Grey' to be banned in the Philippines?

The highly-anticipated film "Fifty Shades of Grey" may be banned in the Philippines after the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) expressed disappointment following the release of the film's trailer.

Rumors are said that the movie is to be heavily toned down after protests from religious groups like Couples for Christ (CFC), Youths for Christ (YFC), and Kristiyanong Totoo (True Christians).

These groups are allegedly opposing the showing of the film in the country for setting "bad example for the young generation" and "encouraging immorality," Coolbuster.net reported.

The protests were allegedly backed up by the CBCP after it allegedly wrote a letter to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to officially ban the showing of the film.

The trailer was released a few weeks ago showed some steamy scenes depicted from the novel of the same name.

While these rumors are spreading, the CBCP has no direct comment yet about the film, a report from News5 said.

The MTRCB also said it has not released any order to ban the film's showing, which has a scheduled release date in February 2015, the report added.

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