Imagine this, you are taking a flight with 2 small children and on top of the endless attempts at diverting their attention....
A movie begins...
Fist thought? Finally, some peace and quiet right?
WRONG! According to one family, upon the start of the Movie 'Alex Cross' (Rated PG13) they noticed violent scenes right away.
"Alarmed by the opening scenes, we asked two flight attendants if they could turn off the monitor; both claimed it was not possible," they said. (News.com.au) To their defence, how can you shelter a child from seeing something you deem inappropriate from numerous drop-down screens? And why would an airline play movies that had violence knowing children were on board?
The United Airlines flight from Denver to Baltimore had Alex Cross playing on drop-down screens throughout the planes, and the parents were concerned their sons, aged four and eight, were too young for the content, The Atlantic reports.
Shortly after, the flight landed without incident and the customers were removed from the aircraft.
It is hard to shelter your children from the harsh reality of what we call society, but on this note I sincerely hope that we can at least have the choice to opt out of situations until we feel our children are ready to accept them. This situation seems as though the airline has forced the graphic content onto this poor family without giving them a choice but to accept what was playing on screen. I know most of you would say, just place tape over the monitors directly above the children and distract them but seriously, how can you do that when the movie is playing everywhere around them....on a LONG flight?
What do you think? Is this family going too far?