The University of Nevada, Reno has canceled a screening of the R-rated, computer-animated movie “Sausage Party” because a smattering of protesters don’t like a scene in which a villainous, aggressive douche forcibly consumes grape juice from the crotch area of a broken juice box.
The “Sausage Party” showing had been scheduled for Thursday and Friday in the student union, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal.
The student — and faculty — protesters complain that the scene involving the douche and the juice box glorifies rape, even though the “raping” douche is clearly presented as a terrible character who has vampire-like qualities.
An 11-student committee which oversees the selection of films for the adult students at the taxpayer-funded school decided to censor “Sausage Party.”
“This movie normalizes sexual assault and sexual violence,” University of Nevada, Reno student and committee member David Crockett said of the movie featuring the wacky hijinks and existentialist musings of anthropomorphic items at a cartoon supermarket.
Characters in the raunchy Seth Rogen comedy include Sally Bun, Frank the Sausage and a lesbian taco (portrayed by Salma Hayek). There is also a shopper named Camille Toh.
The scene involving the evil douche and his juice box victim is problematic, Crockett told the Gazette-Journal because the douche says to the juice box: “If you say anything, no one will believe you.”
Crockett doesn’t want to screen any movies which convey such a message, he said.
The student censor also promoted the claim, widely cited by feminist activists, that one woman in five is sexually assaulted while at college. (RELATED: Democrats Keep Saying 1 in 5 Women Are Raped In College. That’s Dead Wrong)
Here is the scene which cause the censorship of “Sausage Party” at Nevada-Reno. (It’s really strange when viewed out of context and less than ideal for work.)
This summer, when “Sausage Party” was still in theaters — earning impressive gross revenue of over $97 million — a website dedicated to lesbianism spent 2,620 words apologizing for a positive review of the movie after readers became outraged that the reviewer enjoyed Salma Hayek’s portrayal” of an “animated queer taco” and found Hayek’s performance “surprisingly nuanced.” (RELATED: Lesbian Website Issues 2,620-Word Apology For Liking Salma Hayek’s Performance As Animated Gay Taco)
The editors at the site, Autostraddle, placed much of the blame for the review on some sad, unnamed, poorly paid freelancer.