Actor Tom Hanks appeared recently on Good Morning America in support of his new film Cloud Atlas written and directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski adapted from the novel by David Mitchell.
In an early morning interview with ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas, Tom Hanks drops the F-bomb after being prompted to speak in an accent he uses for one of the many characters he plays in the film. A majority of the lines from that particular character include expletives.
Elizabeth Vargas quickly apologizes to viewers at home while Tom Hanks does the same in a lighter tone.
The next day Tom Hanks appeared on Saturday Night Live.
I think it’s safe to say that expletives have no place in day time television but criticism might be misplaced. Are children are watching morning national news? Most of them are already waiting for recess by the time this interview airs.
A poll by the Toronto Sun shows 56% of people thinking swearing is no big deal on live TV.
For Tom Hanks, being one of the more likable celebrities in Hollywood, I don’t see this being a “BIG” problem.
Cloud Atlas opens everywhere October 26, 2012.
To see a clip from this interview including the F-Bomb click here. Viewer discretion is advised.