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Pat Boone: ‘There Are Attacks On Our Morality Coming From Every Direction’

Pat Boone at the 28th Annual Movieguide® Awards

Pat Boone: ‘There Are Attacks On Our Morality Coming From Every Direction’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Singer and actor Pat Boone recently spoke about his fears for the morality of America. 

“We’re going down the tubes morally in every way,” he explained. “In the films and on the internet, the stuff that kids can see now. Kids are being corrupted. Because whether their parents forbid them to see it on TV, their friends’ parents don’t. And so they’re seeing things they shouldn’t be exposed to.”

He continued, “They’re being taught now in class that if they feel like they’re the wrong gender, maybe they can change over if they want and without even telling their parents, and the changing of American history.”

Boone also criticized the entertainment industry for creating “immoral” content. 

“It’s a steady diet of the worst,” he said. “There are attacks on our morality coming from every direction. And the thing is, some of the worst immoral things get the biggest rewards and awards.”

The Hollywood legend shared the ways he’s working to combat this type of content in Hollywood, including his efforts to produce a Broadway musical about the life of Walt Disney. 

“The music is already written, and it’s already been presented on the UCLA campus as a full production and in Arizona,” he said. “We’re hoping to get a fabulous musical on the life and the accomplishments of Walt Disney with all the music and clips from the movies that he made back when his brother Roy Disney was saying, ‘You can’t afford this, Walt.’ [And Walt said,] ‘We got to do it.’”

“I’m not going to tell you how it ends, but it’s a phenomenal faith-building, family-friendly, joyous film,” Boone concluded. 

Movieguide® previously reported on Boone’s commitment to making family-friendly, moral content:

Coming off his recent hit in THE MULLIGAN, Hollywood icon Pat Boone recently gave his thoughts on the state of the entertainment industry today, and how his Christian faith has informed his career decisions. 

“The film industry was a great export for America for so many years,” Boone said. “We were showing America in its best light. Even though crime was dealt with – because bad things do happen in life – but almost all American movies ended with good triumphing and good people doing righteous things. Criminals were always apprehended and punished.

“But now, the whole thing is upside down,” he continued. “Some of the biggest films now show people getting away with the worst things. Lawbreakers are even celebrated. The criminals are becoming bigger. Heroes are doing worse things than criminals and being rewarded for it.”

He pointed to Netflix’s BIG MOUTH as an example of how demoralizing much of entertainment has become.

“I don’t know how to put it strongly enough, but I just think the film industry is committing suicide. It’s killing itself as far as I’m concerned,” Boone said. “America’s image is being destroyed. High ratings have become more important these days. We used to try to put our best foot forward. Sure, people can criticize those films today and call them unrealistic, but we were being altruistic. We wanted to present people in the best light. Now, we’re just taking pleasure in profit, presenting people in the worst light and celebrating it.”

Instead, Boone has made a personal goal to infuse each of his projects with hope. 

“A teacher once told me, ‘It’s always right to do right, and it’s always wrong to do wrong.’ It sounds so simple, but that’s one of the lessons I still try to follow, even in my career,” the star explained. “It was a moral lesson. I’ve turned down songs with lyrics that I just couldn’t sing. It just didn’t feel right for me to do. The same thing applies to movies and television. My form of entertainment has made me who I am. I’m not about to change that now.”

He continued: “People want me to portray the older guy now, but I’m enjoying playing the good guy with morals. I just want to do good in my profession and not succumb to anything. I’m not scrapping my moral code for the box office.”

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