Paramount CEO Bob Bakish warns it’s a ‘mistake’ to censor entertainment to ‘reflect different sensibilities’

Bakish made the comments as the Paramount+ streaming service launched overseas and he discussed the company’s large and historical catalog.

“By definition, you have some things that were made in a different time and reflect different sensibilities,” Bakish explained, according to a June 20 piece by The Guardian. 

He went on, “I don’t believe in censoring art that was made historically, that’s probably a mistake. It’s all on demand – you don’t have to watch anything you don’t want to.”

LOS ANGELES - MAY 16: The movie "Top Gun", directed by Tony Scott. Seen here, Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell riding a Kawasaki GPZ 900 R. Initial theatrical release May 16, 1986. Screen capture. Paramount Pictures. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – MAY 16: The movie “Top Gun”, directed by Tony Scott. Seen here, Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell riding a Kawasaki GPZ 900 R. Initial theatrical release May 16, 1986. Screen capture. Paramount Pictures. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

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