Netflix flaunt Thai censorship laws to promote Narcos
By James Herring on Thursday, June 13, 2019
Netflix wanted to promote Narcos Mexico in Thailand.
However the Thai authorities are notorious for very tough censorship stance – and the show is pretty much wall-to-wall drug taking, sex and violence.
So instead of deleting offending scenes from the trailer, Netflix just cut around the offending images within each scene – leaving the silhouettes perfectly intact.
Netflix “Narcos – the censor’s cut”, trailer promotes the message that ‘this ad was cut out due to inappropriate content’.
Agency: J. Walter Thompson, Bangkok