Someone tweeted yesterday afternoon that Starhub’s SafeSurf apparently blocks this site from curious young eyes.
The SafeSurf FAQ goes on to describe the service as “a “filtering” service that blocks out undesirable websites on the Internet.” OK, I can understand why some people dislike this blog, but to block a generation of minors (whose parents pay $2.50 per month for this VAS) from enjoying my occasional outbursts of profanity? I mean, come on, do you see any nude pictures on this site? Huh? Huh? Huh?
The Online Citizen gets Cassetted, but I get SafeSurfed. FML.
Worse still, I’m a Starhub Broadband (and cable and telephone) customer. WTH?
(@starhubcares has informed me that they’re looking into it – updates when available).
Update: @starhubcares tells me they’ve taken it off the banned wagon. Kids can now get here.
The first reaction to any MDA action is usually anger – then after letting it sink in for a little bit, we thought it really funny.
The production company thinks it’s a new category of advisory, this “satirical comedy” rating. And we’re scouring through the script to see what the hells I’ve written that has made the people at the MDA give us this groundbreaking honor.
It’s not the sex, we took that out. There is no violence except for one scene, and that’s pretty mild. I took out the bit about the PM’s pink wardrobe, so that can’t be it, unless they were reading an older version of the script.
What this actually means is that people under 16 have to be accompanied by older people, and the news that this is “satirical comedy” has to be publicized on ticketing outlets as well as at the theatre doors.
Still, I’m quite thrilled we’ve gotten this advisory, even though I’ve written R18 shows (Kumar) before.
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