Feeds

Wide-eyed kiddies in Scarface school play shocker

'I’ve got a fudging junkie for a wife', bemoans seven-year-old

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

YouTubers have got themselves into a right old tizz over what is purportedly a bunch of schoolkids acting out a short extract from Brian de Palma bloodfest Scarface:

Predictably enough, this thoughful theatrical work hasn't impressed some viewers. One representative critique offered: "whom ever thinks this is "cute" or a "good job" is pathetic!! what kind of things are schools teaching & permitting now & days??!! & as for the parents of these children why in the world would you be proud of this??! what type of morals & education are you encouraging. pls explain!!!! poor kids dont know better but, it seems that you parents & teachers are saying "hey its ok kill an enemy or anyone & get F*cked up on drugs" how sad that public schools have come to this."

Well, other more astute netizens were able to track down the truth: the vid is a viral by one Marc Klasfeld of Rockhard Films and "aimed at illustrating the pervasiveness of sex and violence in our media culture - and how it blankets children on a daily basis".

Klasfeld told CNN: "Obviously there are people who find it outrageous and provocative, but there are a lot of parents, who are like me and my wife, who see all the violence on television and all the different things that are sold to children and that's a thousand times worse than this video."

The kids featured are all actors aged between 7 and 10, recruited via a Los Angeles casting agent. Klasfield noted that their parents have not as yet complained about the content of Scarface: The School Play. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE
Examining the frothy disconnect in indie cafe culture
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?