Family First pushing 'Fifty Shades' boycott

Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Saturday, 7 February 2015, 4:17PM
A scene from 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
A scene from 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

The head of a conservative group is calling on families to boycott screenings of Fifty Shades of Grey and donate to a group like Women's Refuge instead.

Family First's Bob McCoskrie says the film and the book it's based on glamourise sexual violence.

He says families should boycott the movie and make a special donation to any charity that is working to eliminate sexual violence.

In New Zealand the censor's rating for the film is R18 with a warning it contains sex scenes and offensive language.


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