I've spent the last couple of months in New Zealand and Australia and spent a decent amount of time in Europe in the past few years. I am shocked now to be back in the USA and see how censored our television and life in general is here. I watched some USA tv show in New Zealand where they do plastic surgery. In America they of course blur out the breasts because seeing those would be traumatizing. In New Zealand you see the breast, same show, just not blurred out. Honestly they should probably blur them out, in the USA you see two blurry lumps. In New Zealand you get to see that after the operation one lump is a few inches lower than the other and a different size, lol.
I also got very use to watching Gordon Ramsay cuss out everyone and anyone on his BBC show. Those words of course would damage a young lad or lass here in the USA. Thankfully the show isn't shown here, well they tried with Hells Kitchen but it was so bleeped out you didn't know what was going on. One thing I didn't see a lot of there was gratuitious violence. Thankfully here I can see all I want, well of course unless it's real. Overseas I got to see photos and videos of the war in Iraq showing blood and dead people, sometimes even dead US soldiers. Thankfully that all gets censored out here in the USA so we don't have to think about it.
What i'm trying to say is what seems the norm here in America is utterly preposterous to the rest of the western world. Some friends in New Zealand were amazed that we didn't allow nudity and cussing on tv, because of the influence of the church in America, yet these same church people were completely for the war where thousands of people were being killed.
Americans tend to think of Canada as our bassackwards Molson drinking neighbors to the north eh. But they're generally a lot more advanced and European in their censorship attitudes. Just watch some of the documentaries on CBC sometime to see this. Oh yeah, we don't get those here in America, too much cussing and nudity mixed in with the information, and hell too much information for that matter, might get people in the USA thinking and we sure don't want that. I bring up Canada because the last time I checked, that was where Michael was from. People should keep this in mind before they start telling him to change this website that's read worldwide, so that it meets with the USA's draconian standards on what's morally decent or not.