By Bill O’Reilly
Thursday, June 28, 2001
This “Pearl Harbor” movie still bothers me.
The Disney people re-edited the film for Japanese audiences because of “emotional sensitivity issues.” In other words they softened what was already a cupcake of a movie because Disney wanted to do better in the box offices in the Land of the Rising Sun, which is the largest movie-going country after the USA.
So I’m thinking to myself what would have happened if Steven Spielberg had re-cut “Schindler’s List” for German audiences so they wouldn’t be confronted with “emotional issues”? Well, you would have heard a worldwide howl that would have curled Ben Affleck’s hair. Demonstrations would have been ordered up, and outrage would fill the air.