I’ll follow this up with a proper post, but the reasoning in the article is nutty. Correlation doesn’t equal causation.
But it does point to a deeper, more philosophical point: commercial censorship. If companies see creativity and originality as financial risks, what prompts them into that space? Is this a kind of market failure?
Blaming film classification is lazy. Films aren’t less original because protagonists are refraining from slaughtering children.