Viewers are baffled by the ‘awake’ smoking warning displayed at the start of The Beatles: Get Back – .

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Viewers are baffled by the ‘awake’ smoking warning displayed at the start of The Beatles: Get Back – .


Viewers were taken aback by a “wake up” smoking warning displayed at the start of The Beatles: Get Back docuseries on Disney +.

The three episodes of the program each open with a warning about “explicit language, mature themes and smoking”.

The three-part series takes audiences back in time to the group’s intimate recording sessions and exuberant performances for their latest 1970 album, Let It Be.

Reaction: Viewers were baffled by an ‘awake’ smoking warning displayed at the start of The Beatles: Get Back docuseries on Disney + (John Lennon is pictured)

One fan posted online in response: “I liked the warning on Get Back… SMOKING. On this basis, Casablanca should be canceled.

Another pointed out that the smoking alert seemed odd, as members of the group were avowed drug addicts at the time.

A third wrote: “Get Back was worth the wait. I’m in episode two partly because of the time constraints. But I have to laugh at the warning about people who smoke. Who needs this warning? How fragile is society? It’s a fucking cigarette. To move on.’

Someone else responded by saying, “Looking at the Beatles doc #GetBack, there is actually a trigger warning at the start:” This footage contains explicit language, mature themes, and smoking. ‘Seriously?’

Docuseries: Three episodes of the program each open with a warning about “explicit language, mature themes and smoking” (Ringo Starr is pictured)

Disney + has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.

It comes after Peter Jackson revealed earlier this month that he was successful in convincing Disney to allow the inclusion of profanity in his documentary The Beatles: Get Back.

While this is the first time that a “Disney channel” has agreed to broadcast foul language, the 60-year-old director said it was “not in an aggressive or sexual manner.”

Have a say: One fan posted online in response: “I liked the warning on Get Back… SMOKING.  On this basis, Casablanca should be canceled '

Have a say: One fan posted online in response: “I liked the warning on Get Back… SMOKING. On this basis, Casablanca should be canceled ‘

Describing the project as “a chain smokers movie with guitars playing songs,” Peter told Radio Times, “We had to have had a discussion with Disney about swearing.

“The Beatles are scous boys and they swear freely, but not in an aggressive or sexual way. We got Disney to agree to take the oath, which I think is the first time for a Disney chain.

“It also makes them feel modern. Obviously people swore in the ’60s, but not when they were filmed.

Bewitching: The three-part series takes audiences back in time to the group's intimate recording sessions and exuberant performances for their 1970 latest album, Let It Be

Bewitching: The three-part series takes audiences back in time to the group’s intimate recording sessions and exuberant performances for their 1970 latest album, Let It Be

The show follows the history of the iconic Liverpool group as they plan their first live show in over two years, using never-before-seen footage (filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and over 150 hours of never-before-seen audio , all brilliantly restored.

The film traces the writing and rehearsal of 14 new songs, initially intended to be released on an accompanying live album.

The Beatles: Get Back also features other classic songs and compositions featured on the band’s last two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.

The documentary presents – for the first time in its entirety – the Beatles’ latest live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on Savile Row in London.

Success: This comes after Peter Jackson revealed earlier this month that he was successful in convincing Disney to allow the inclusion of profanity in his documentary The Beatles: Get Back (pictured in 2019)

Success: This comes after Peter Jackson revealed earlier this month that he was successful in convincing Disney to allow the inclusion of profanity in his documentary The Beatles: Get Back (pictured in 2019)

On January 30, 1969, The Beatles played the last public performance of their career with an unannounced concert hosted from the roof of their Apple Corps headquarters at 3 Savile Row in the office and fashion district of central London .

They were joined by keyboardist Billy Preston, the band played a 42-minute set ending with the conclusion of ‘Get Back’ before Metro Police asked them to turn the volume down.

The exciting new collaboration The Beatles: Get Back saw The Beatles and three-time Oscar winner Peter Jackson join forces for a production presented by The Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd.

The Beatles: Get Back is directed by Jackson, produced by Jackson, Clare Olssen and Jonathan Clyde, with Ken Kamins and Jeff Jones of Apple Corps as executive producers.

Jabez Olssen is the film’s editor and the music is mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell.

The Beatles: Get Back is now streaming on Disney +.

Throwback: The Beatles: Get Back is now streaming on Disney +

Throwback: The Beatles: Get Back is now streaming on Disney +

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