Disney+ Breaks Promise Not to Add R-Rated Movie Titles

Written by PTC | Published July 22, 2022

LOS ANGELES (July 22, 2022) – The Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) chastised Disney+ for breaking its 2019 promise not to add R-rated movies to its streaming platform. Disney+ made R-rated Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Logan available to subscribers today.

“Three years ago, the Walt Disney Company made a promise to families: No R-rated movies on Disney+, they said. It’s a family-focused platform, they said. We have Hulu for our edgier adult fare, they said. It turns out they were lying to us. After decades of corporate brilliance establishing itself as the world’s most trusted brand for families, today’s C-level suite at Disney has decided to flush it all down the toilet,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

“While Disney+ points subscribers to its parental controls, the mere presence of R-rated and TV-MA rated content violates the trust and sensibilities of families. What took decades to build is now taking mere months to erase.

“One day in the no-too-distant future, business schools will point back to this abrupt corporate U-turn as they analyze what happened to the once-great Walt Disney Company. And in the meantime, families will continue to be woefully underserved by Hollywood.”

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