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The Toronto Star doesn't like it when Young People are Fucking


Journalistic integrity be damned, if an artist titles their work with a word that is deemed by society to be a curse word it shouldn't be a vocational faux-pas to refer to the work in question by its actual title. The Editor in Chief of the Toronto Star, Fred Kuntz, is telling his team to refer to the movie Young People Fucking as Young People F------ for any and all coverage of this year's TIFF.

For the record, a man with the last name Kuntz is demanding his team adhere to this rule. That is 5 kinds of awesome wrapped up in a sushi-like roll. Hit the jump for further thoughts as well as a reader poll on the fucking matter.

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I'm of the mind that The Star's insistence on retaining their "family friendly" image is flawed. Words like fuck, shit, cock, ass and bitch are no worse than words like bloody, hell, damn, God and corn hole (technically, two words). A curse word's power comes from it's context.

In other words, there's a big difference between a movie entitled Young People Fucking, which I presume is exactly what they'll be doing, and telling your neighbor to "bloody well go fuck himself in the ear."

And even then, what if the neighbor ran his lawn mower over your hammock? Framed that way the sentence is entirely merited. If he went near my Dreamcast I'd fuck'im up even fiercer.

The Star and Fred K----- claim that readers have voiced their concerns over the paper not retaining their family-friendly image when they've printed curse words in the past, so I put the following poll question to you, BlogTO's uber-wicked readers. Answer honestly and thoughtfully is all I ask.


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