Ted Cruz introduces bill to cut Hollywood studios' access to federal agencies if they alter said films/shows for chinese audiences

Cruz formally introduced the bill, titled the SCRPIT Act, to the floor on Thursday. The piece of legislation seeks to stop the modification of American movies in China — a common practice for major studios to make their films palatable to those consumers. Cruz called the edits acts of censorship that fall in line with foreign propaganda.

While Cruz previously threatened to sever ties between the studios and the U.S. Department of Defense, the bill submitted on Thursday includes all federal agencies, which would include entities like the U.S. Coast Guard and NASA.

Content makers rely on those relationships for everything from use of government logos on TV shows to filming on military bases, aircraft carriers and federal buildings for content centered on topics like the armed forces and space exploration.

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The thing that bothers me the most is that they couldn’t or wouldn’t jigger things enough to make it into “SCRIPT” Act. :rage:


Ted Cruz is far from the best and brightest in Congress.


So we will get the Chinese version of the movie in the west now? I’m not sure Ted Cruz thought this through.


Honestly if he had any brains in his head he’d require the Chinese-friendly versions be aired here, since a lot of the time content that gets cut is queer-friendly (or at least “not-queer-phobic”). That would seem to fit in with his worldview a bit better.

Of course, he could just be ham-handedly trying to deprive them of revenue, so…


I’m pretty sure he’s trying to curry favor with Trump and the Cult of Trump, by attacking Hollywood and China at the same time.

That’s a bbs typo. The Acronym is

The “Stopping Censorship, Restoring Integrity, Protecting Talkies Act”

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