Sunday, July 24, 2016

Viacom Africa says it will censor "gay dads" episode of Loud House in Nickelodeon TV series



Viacom Africa is "reassuring" DStv subscribers in South Africa and the rest of Africa that it will be censoring the gay parents out of its animated Nickelodeon series, The Loud House, on its DStv channel.

The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The show revolves around the everyday lives of the Louds, a large nuclear family with eleven children, focusing on their only son Lincoln, who tries to survive as the only boy in a female-dominated household. 

There is an episode of the series that features a gay couple. The specific episode features a bi-racial, married gay couple who show up in a short scene during which they're seen dropping off their son at a party.
"Nickelodeon has confirmed that an episode of The Loud House featuring two gay dads will not air on its channel in sub-Saharan Africa," says VIMN Africa.

According to Viacom, showing gay people on Nickelodeon is not appropriate for its Africa audience.

Viacom's Nickelodeon censorship is the latest in a growing trend the past few months where various channels on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform is censoring and pulling content for DStv subscribers across Africa, that is deemed inappropriate for subscription television viewers to be exposed to.

It premiered on May 2, 2016.

However VIMN noted that the episode will be streamed on www.nickelodeonafrica.com and will be available to watch on DStv Catch Up

Parents are advised to watch out to block this if possible


Source: Channel24

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