I can appreciate the challenges airlines face with deciding what content to make available through their inflight entertainment. This was especially complicated when most airlines had overhead entertainment. Airlines want to pick out entertainment that’s suitable for children but also interesting for adults, and that can be a tough balance.
But even airlines with personal entertainment often find themselves in hot water over their selection. I’ve seen people complain that inflight entertainment content is just too explicit, and they’re angry that their kids have access to it. On the other end of the spectrum you have Saudia, which censors just about everything. I’m not just talking about cuss words, but also words like “love.”
However, I’ve never seen passengers take onboard entertainment censorship into their own hands quite like what’s seen in a video that just surfaced. The plane, which appears to be a 767 (though I’m not sure what airline), only has overhead entertainment. It’s playing the 2007 movie “Music and Lyrics,” starring Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant. I guess they didn’t like something about the movie choice, because some of the passengers took it upon themselves to cover up the overhead monitors with blankets. Not just one of them, but all of them.
Here’s a video of the situation:
(Tip of the hat to Secret Flying)