Monday, October 23, 2006

Talking of demonisation...

Just spotted this in the Times:
A SCOTTISH executive-backed film about antisocial behaviour has been withdrawn after a threat of legal action by the distributor of Buckfast, which claimed that it demonised its product, writes Marc Horne. All references to the tonic wine are to be removed from the DVD, entitled Asbo — Let’s Beat It, which was being shown at schools in Ayrshire.
The film, endorsed by Cathy Jamieson, the justice minister, singled out Buckfast as a drink that contributes to antisocial behaviour. It depicts teenagers dealing drugs in playgrounds, threatening homeowners, vandalising cars, brawling and engaging in drunken under-age sex.
Can't have a tonic wine being demonised, can we?


At Monday, October 23, 2006 2:53:00 PM, Blogger archmaster said...

Here in Devon, home of Buckfast wine, the discerning under-age drinker appears to go for vodka. I just wonder if the Scot Exec would single out (pardon me) any whiskey distiller for such treatment?


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