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Worldwide Censorship Campaign: ‘Human Centipede 2’ Banned in Australia

Tom Six’s Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence has been banned by the Classification Review Board just three weeks after it made its Australian premiere at the Brisbane International Film Festival, says the Sydney Morning Herald.

Originally classified R 18+ by the Classification Board in May, Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence was refused classification by the Review Board on Monday with the review team decrying its “gratuitous, exploitative or offensive depictions of violence“, as well as its displays of cruelty.

The sequel to Tom Six’s 2009 film The Human Centipede: First Sequence follows a mentally unstable car park attendant who becomes so obsessed with the first movie that he copycats the original premise of sewing humans together into one “centipede”.

The unedited version of the film was originally cleared for classification in Australia, despite being cut for audiences in the United Kingdom after an initial banning.

All sides bitched and moaned, but ultimately it’s censorship. So, yeah.

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