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That Time John Kasich Tried to Ban a Coen Brothers Movie From Blockbuster

If there’s one thing John Kasich is clear on, it’s properly labeling movies at Blockbuster. Since it’s no longer the mid 90s, he probably won’t make it a large part of his platform. During the usually even-tempered GOP candidate’s lengthy political career, he took issue with the Oscar-winning Coen Brothers film “Fargo.”

Kasich was so offended by the brutality of the film, that he requested the local Blockbuster remove it from its shelves. He wrote about his shock after renting it for a quiet night in with his wife in his 2006 book, “Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul.”

“It was billed as a comedy, but it wasn’t funny. It was graphic, and brutal, and completely unnecessary, and it rubbed us in so many wrong ways we had to shut the thing off right there in the middle… Next morning, I got on the phone to Blockbuster and demanded that they take the movie off their shelves,” he wrote.

Hopefully he doesn’t come after our Netflix queues.




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