SINGAPORE – Streaming service Netflix took down two titles associated to leisure drug utilization from its Singapore slate on the request of the Infocomm Media Growth Authority (IMDA).
In its annual Environmental Social Governance Report, the streaming big mentioned that it eliminated cooking collection Cooked With Hashish and the movie Have A Good Journey: Adventures In Psychedelics in Could and August final yr respectively.
Cooked With Hashish (2020) is a aggressive cooking present the place contestants need to provide you with cannabis-infused meals. The possession, consumption and trafficking of hashish, often known as marijuana, is illegitimate in Singapore.
IMDA says on its on-line Movies Classification Database that the collection “portrays the usage of hashish as an ingredient in meals to be acceptable, interesting and secure if dosed appropriately”.
In keeping with film database IMDB, Have A Good Journey: Adventures In Psychedelics (2020) is a comedic documentary in regards to the “execs, cons, science, historical past, future, pop cultural influence, and cosmic prospects of hallucinogens”. It stars celebrities like Nick Offerman (Parks And Recreation, 2009 to 2015) and singer Sting.
Hallucinogens resembling lysergide (LSD) are additionally unlawful in Singapore.
IMDA says Have A Good Journey “promotes the consumption of psychedelics medication with ideas and recommendation on how one can minimise the possibilities of working into psychosis whereas on the drug”.
The Movie Classification Pointers state that “any materials that promotes drug or psychoactive substance abuse, or contains detailed and instructive depictions of drug use or psychoactive substance abuse might be refused classification”.
As Netflix’s library is tied to its geographical location, the titles have been made unavailable solely in Singapore.
Since Netflix launched, it has eliminated solely 13 titles from its content material library following requests from governmental authorities. Of those 13 titles, seven have been eliminated at Singapore’s request – making Singapore probably the most restrictive marketplace for Netflix.
5 of those titles have been associated to drug use. The remaining two are American auteur Martin Scorsese’s non secular drama The Final Temptation Of Christ (1988), which is banned in Singapore, and Brazilian comedy The Final Hangover (2018), a drunken parody of the biblical story of the final supper.