The warning to stop smoking displayed at The Beatles: Get Back on Disney+ has left viewers baffled.
Each episode opens with warnings about explicit language, mature themes, and smoking.
This three-part series takes viewers back to 1970, when the band recorded intimately and performed for Let It Be.
Reaction: Viewers have been left baffled by a ‘woke’ smoking warning displayed at the start of The Beatles: Get Back docuseries on Disney+ (John Lennon is pictured)
One fan posted online in reaction: ‘I liked the warning on Get Back… SMOKING. Casablanca must be cancelled on this basis.
Another member of the group pointed out that smoking alerts seemed unusual, since the band members were known drug-users.
One third said that “Get Back” was worth the wait. Because of time limitations, I am only able to watch episode 2 part-way. However, I must admit that the warning about smoking is hilarious. This warning is unnecessary. We are all so fragile! You can’t smoke a cigarette. You can get over it.
A different reaction was made by another person: “Watching #GetBack from the Beatles, you will see a warning sign at the start: “This footage contains explicit imagery, mature themes, and smoking.” Seriously?’
Docuseries: Each episode opens with a warning regarding ‘explicit speech, mature themes, and smoking’ (Ringo starr is shown)
MailOnline has reached out to Disney+ for comment.
It comes after earlier this month Peter Jackson revealed he successfully convinced Disney to allow for swearing to be included in his documentary The Beatles: Get Back.
It is not the first time that “a Disney channel” has broadcast offensive language. However, the 60-year-old film director said it wasn’t in an aggressive or sexual manner.
Having their say: One fan posted online in reaction: ‘I liked the warning on Get Back… SMOKING. Casablanca must be cancelled.
Peter said that the movie was about “chain smokers with guitars who make songs”, and added: “We had to have an open discussion with Disney regarding the swearing.
“The Beatles were scouse boys. They freely swear, but not in an offensive or sexual manner. Disney was willing to swear, and this is an unprecedented move for Disney channels.
“That gives them a modern feel.” People did swear back in the 1960s, but they didn’t when they were being filmed.
Spellbinding: The three-part-series takes audiences back in time to the band’s intimate recording sessions and exuberant performances for their their final 1970 album, Let It Be
The story follows the legendary Liverpool band’s journey as they put together their first ever live performance in nearly two years. This was done using unheard footage (filmed by Michael Lindsay–Hogg) along with more than 150 hours worth of audio which has been superbly restored.
Film depicts the process of writing 14 songs and performing them live.
You can also find other classic songs on The Beatles: Get back, as well as tracks from Abbey Road or Let It Be.
The documentary features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row.
Success: It comes after earlier this month Peter Jackson revealed he successfully convinced Disney to allow for swearing to be included in his documentary The Beatles : Get Back (pictured in 2019)
The Beatles performed the last public performance of their careers on 30 January 1969. It was held at the top of the Apple Corps Headquarters, 3 Savile Row in central London, and it took place from there.
Billy Preston was their keyboardist. The 42-minute show ended with the end of “Get Back” before the Metropolitan Police requested that the volume be reduced.
The Beatles: Get Back was an exciting collaboration between Peter Jackson and the three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson. This production was presented by The Walt Disney Studios, in association with Apple Corps Ltd. & WingNut Films Productions Ltd.
Jackson directs The Beatles: Get back. Jonathan Clyde and Clare Olssen produce the film. Ken Kamins, Jeff Jones, of Apple Corps, serve as executive producers.
Jabez Olssen is the film’s editor. Sam Okell and Giles Martin mix the music.
Disney + now streaming The Beatles: Get back
Throwback: The Beatles: Get Back is streaming now on Disney +