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23rd Mar '17 8:51:51 PM MarkLungo
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* PARENTAL ADVISORY stickers were the controversial brainchild of Tipper Gore (hence the nickname, "Tipper Sticker") and her [[MoralGuardians Parents Music Resource Center]], spurred mostly by Tipper catching one of her daughters listening to a Music/{{Prince}} album that mentioned the word "masturbation". The 1985 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d65BxvSNa2o Senate Labor and Commerce Committee hearings]] saw Music/FrankZappa, Dee Snyder of Music/TwistedSister and John Denver testify about their responsibilities as musicians and the fact that the stickers, a seemingly innocuous choice-enabling tool, were a form of censorship. Starting in the 1990's, however, Parental Advisory stickers became a selling point for hardcore rappers/rock bands, as well as pop and R&B singers proving how edgy they were. In many cases, the sticker would be comically oversized to drive home that yes, the artists is that risque.

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* PARENTAL ADVISORY stickers were the controversial brainchild of Tipper Gore (hence the nickname, "Tipper Sticker") and her [[MoralGuardians Parents Music Resource Center]], spurred mostly by Tipper catching one of her daughters listening to a Music/{{Prince}} album that mentioned the word "masturbation". The 1985 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d65BxvSNa2o Senate Labor and Commerce Committee hearings]] saw Music/FrankZappa, Dee Snyder of Music/TwistedSister and John Denver Music/JohnDenver testify about their responsibilities as musicians and the fact that the stickers, a seemingly innocuous choice-enabling tool, were a form of censorship. Starting in the 1990's, however, Parental Advisory stickers became a selling point for hardcore rappers/rock bands, as well as pop and R&B singers proving how edgy they were. In many cases, the sticker would be comically oversized to drive home that yes, the artists is that risque.
23rd Mar '17 4:39:18 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Many anime releases on videocassette feature warnings on the box to warn people of content in the program. If the content was particularly extreme (like any release on Creator/CentralParkMedia's Anime 18 label), then usually after the standard FBI warning a warning was displayed warning the viewer about the content they're about to see and to not watch the tape while minors are around.
6th Mar '17 6:30:52 PM NWolfman
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* PARENTAL ADVISORY stickers were the controversial brainchild of Tipper Gore and her [[MoralGuardians Parents Music Resource Center]], spurred mostly by Tipper catching one of her daughters listening to a Music/{{Prince}} album that mentioned the word "masturbation". The 1985 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d65BxvSNa2o Senate Labor and Commerce Committee hearings]] saw Music/FrankZappa, Dee Snyder of Music/TwistedSister and John Denver testify about their responsibilities as musicians and the fact that the stickers, a seemingly innocuous choice-enabling tool, were a form of censorship. Starting in the 1990's, however, Parental Advisory stickers became a selling point for hardcore rappers/rock bands, as well as pop and R&B singers proving how edgy they were. In many cases, the sticker would be comically oversized to drive home that yes, the artists is that risque.

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* PARENTAL ADVISORY stickers were the controversial brainchild of Tipper Gore (hence the nickname, "Tipper Sticker") and her [[MoralGuardians Parents Music Resource Center]], spurred mostly by Tipper catching one of her daughters listening to a Music/{{Prince}} album that mentioned the word "masturbation". The 1985 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d65BxvSNa2o Senate Labor and Commerce Committee hearings]] saw Music/FrankZappa, Dee Snyder of Music/TwistedSister and John Denver testify about their responsibilities as musicians and the fact that the stickers, a seemingly innocuous choice-enabling tool, were a form of censorship. Starting in the 1990's, however, Parental Advisory stickers became a selling point for hardcore rappers/rock bands, as well as pop and R&B singers proving how edgy they were. In many cases, the sticker would be comically oversized to drive home that yes, the artists is that risque.risque.
* The Music/{{Danzig}} song "Mother" is written from the perspective of the Parental Advisory sticker ("Mother, tell your children not to walk my way"), though the album itself does not carry one.


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* It's not uncommon to see posts on social networking sites with frightening subject matter, such as rape, abuse, murder, be prefaced with either CW ("content warning") or TW ("trigger warning").
6th Mar '17 3:43:48 PM troperwithoutaname
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** The episode "The Merchants of Cool," which discusses how marketers appeal to teenagers, included some clips from MTV (notably ''Jackass'' and ''Undressed''), Howard Stern's film ''Film/PrivateParts,'' and even an unbleeped ClusterFBomb from a marketing executive. Thus, it has a similarly unusual warning for a PBS show preceding it:

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** The episode "The Merchants of Cool," which discusses how marketers appeal to teenagers, included some clips from MTV (notably ''The Tom Green Show'', ''Jackass'' and ''Undressed''), ''LiveActionTV/DawsonsCreek'', Howard Stern's film ''Film/PrivateParts,'' ''Film/CruelIntentions'', and even an unbleeped ClusterFBomb from a marketing executive.courtesy of the infamous Music/InsaneClownPosse. Thus, it has a similarly unusual warning for a PBS show preceding it:
6th Mar '17 3:35:34 PM troperwithoutaname
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** The episode "The Merchants of Cool," which discusses how marketers appeal to teenagers, included some clips from MTV (notably ''Jackass'' and ''Undressed''), Howard Stern's film ''Film/PrivateParts,'' and even an unbleeped ClusterFBomb from a marketing executive. Thus, it has a similarly unusual warning for a PBS show preceding it:
--> ''Tonight's program contains graphic language and graphic and sexually suggestive imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.''
1st Mar '17 6:38:06 AM TheMageofRacism
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* When ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' first started airing on Creator/CartoonNetwork they had a warning message before each episode that stated they were rated TV-PG (at the time, shows with that rating usually aired on Adult Swim). Seeing as both shows only qualify for a heavy TV-Y7 rating (or a TV-G rating at best), the warnings were eventually dropped. Many episodes of ''Total Drama'' also had the following built-in warning or some variation, read by Chris: "This episode of Total Drama contains scenes of extreme stunts performed by animated teens. [[DontTryThisAtHome Do not try any of what you see here at home]]. Seriously, you could get really messed up."

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* When ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' first started airing on Creator/CartoonNetwork they had a warning message before each episode that stated they were rated TV-PG (at the time, shows with that rating usually aired on Adult Swim). Seeing as both shows only qualify As TV-PG programming became the norm for a heavy TV-Y7 rating (or a TV-G rating at best), CN, the warnings became utterly pointless, so they were eventually dropped. Many episodes of ''Total Drama'' also had the following built-in warning or some variation, read by Chris: "This episode of Total Drama contains scenes of extreme stunts performed by animated teens. [[DontTryThisAtHome Do not try any of what you see here at home]]. Seriously, you could get really messed up."
19th Feb '17 2:07:14 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* After his double murder-suicide, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit matches on the WWE Network are preceded by the following: "The following program is presented in its original form. It may contain some content that does not reflect WWE's corporate views and may not be suitable for all viewers. WWE characters are fictitious and do not reflect the personal lives of the actors portraying them. Viewer discretion is advised." This seems pretty unnecessary, since Benoit was a {{face}} for practically his entire WWE career, and nothing he is seen doing in-universe is going to be viewed as particularly problematic.

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* After his double murder-suicide, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit matches on the WWE Network are preceded by the following: "The following program is presented in its original form. It may contain some content that does not reflect WWE's corporate views and may not be suitable for all viewers. WWE characters are fictitious and do not reflect the personal lives of the actors portraying them. Viewer discretion is advised." "[[note]]To avoid further "promotion" of Benoit, none of the events -- even the ones he headlined -- mention him in the program descriptors, and his matches lack a chapter select on every show[[/note]] This seems pretty unnecessary, since Benoit was a {{face}} for practically his entire WWE career, and nothing he warning now also follows any archived or content programming that is seen doing in-universe is going rated TV-14 or TV-MA, as it runs counter to be viewed as particularly problematic.the current company image of "family-friendly sports-entertainment".
19th Feb '17 1:59:55 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' had this before the 14th episode of season 5, which depicted a mass shooting.


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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was the first series on The WB to have such a content warning, due to its violence.
18th Feb '17 5:45:51 AM twilicorn
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* The "Camp Kiki-slasher" and "Fog'd In" episode of ''Series/{{Bunkd}}'' had a warning that the episode would be scarier than usual and should be watched with an adult. The first episode involves, well, a slasher, and the second episode involves a brain altering neurotoxin [[spoiler: though it ends up having been a prank]].



* The "Camp Kiki-slasher" and "Fog'd In" episode of ''Series/{{Bunkd}}'' had a warning that the episode would be scarier than usual and should be watched with an adult. The first episode involves, well, a slasher, and the second episode involves a brain altering neurotoxin [[spoiler: though it ends up having been a prank]].
12th Feb '17 1:16:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheArchers'': An episode where Owen rapes Kathy was preceded by such a warning, and immediately followed by a hotline number.

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* ''TheArchers'': ''Radio/TheArchers'': An episode where Owen rapes Kathy was preceded by such a warning, and immediately followed by a hotline number.
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