Scenes cut from ‘Show Dogs’ over resemblance to sexual abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two scenes are being cut from the family movie “Show Dogs” after complaints that they resemble real-life sexual abuse.
Global Road Entertainment said in a statement Wednesday concerns from moviegoers and organizations prompted the removal of the scenes from the film which is already in theaters in time to have them out by the weekend.
In the movie, a police dog goes undercover at a dog show to catch animal smugglers.
In one scene, the dog is told to go to his “zen place” when he objects to having his testicles touched by a show judge.
In another scene, the dog is urged to overcome his resistance to being touched to become a champion.
Parenting bloggers first raised objections to the scenes, which they said resemble tactics used by abusers.