|You can be against something without taking a stand. It doesn't make you a hypocrite.
Using gun control as an example only, not saying I'm against or for it, just as an example.
If I was against gun control but did not take a stand to fight against gun control, I then could see your point. However, if I was against gun control but then I decide to protest against gun owners and laws that make them legal, I would be a Hypocrite. This is exactly what Playboy is doing. They are saying they are against censorship yet are the most voluntarily censored adult networks to include censorship where it's not needed by law. They are sell outs in their cause, only to make a fast buck. They simple talk out of both sides of their mouth.
I honestly wish DirecTV would drop Playboy Enterprises completely and go with New Frontier as Echostar has. Playboy owns all the Spice Networks and that's all of the adult channels offered by DirecTV. In fact, Spice Platinum and the Hot Network are illegal in the 7 areas I mentioned already YET they still censor/edit out content that's legal everywhere else in the country. Why? They voluntarily censor and that makes them on the pro-censorship side of the fence. Hugh said long ago he didn't want to get into porn. IMO, he should had never done so if he planned on censoring it all. Leave the real adult material for real adult networks.
I just hate censorship in all forms. No matter the content or the channel. It's bad enough we have the government telling us what we can do in our own homes, then only to have the media side with the censors when it's not legally needed. Channels as HBO that are not marketed as Adult channels shouldn't include explicit acts, that's not their primary function. Adult channels that are 'marketed' as adult channels, should not be censored as people are paying for and expecting the real deal, not a watered down, censored version.
Sorry for the rant, but as I said I hate censorship. It's bad enough when it's needed legally, but when it's not, it's intolerable.
I hope since we are actually conversing about a network's censorship decision on content, that this won't be pulled into the overall issue of adult material censorship, since this is not the topic. My comments are based only on the action of the networks censoring themselves whether it be adult, environment subjects, presidential follies, or anything. This isn't a moral discussion, only a discussion on a network's decision to self-censor without legal need. Which in turn by doing so, is frauding customers who are expecting the original movie/program content without censorship or editing.
BTW, you do realize that 7 Lives Exposed is "FICTION". They are all hired softcore and hardcore actors, that play a role in this fictitious show. I was really surprised that legal action wasn't taken against playboy for fraud on this issue. They marketed the show as "REAL" and a REALITY show, which it is not. Only a program depicting a Reality Show. Playboy even went to lengths to include the actors portraying their roles, on Night Calls to give the illusion it was REAL. I believe Survivor got into hot water previously when some of the show was acted out and therefore had to have statements about these scenes included for legal reasons. If Survivor got nailed for acting out a scene that actually did take place off of camera, I really can't see why Playboy doesn't get brought up on charges of deceptive advertising. Just doesn't make sense.
Have a good one.