Kenya’s censors have abruptly banned 6 alleged “pro-gay” kids cartoons on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) and Cartoon Network (DStv 301) and ordered MultiChoice to immediately stop showing these cartoons on DStv that is “normalising, glamorising or even glorifying homosexual behaviour” and damaging “family”.
Kenya is following Nigeria’s censorship move where TV-bans on content in that country on channels ranging from Nickelodeon and E! Entertainment to TLC Entertainment have seen content being removed from MultiChoice’s DStv satellite pay-TV platform for the entire African content and affecting all of the continent’s viewers since the channels often only have one channel feed for Africa.
THE KFCB COMPLAINT:
The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) says the Nickelodeon cartoons from Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa), Loud House, The Legend of Korra and Hey Arnold, as well as the Cartoon Network shows Steven Universe, Adventure Time and Clarence from Turner Broadcasting have contravened classification guidelines.
The KFCB claims these 6 cartoons “are intended to introduce children to deviant behaviour”.
The KFCB in a statement says these cartoons “are obnoxious and inappropriate material” and that it “targets children and seeks to impair their moral judgment on the institution of family”.
“The board has written to MultiChoice, the owners of DStv, to cease with immediate effect the airing” of these shows.
Nickelodeon for instance previously showed a drag queen character in its series Bubble Guppies and a same-sex kiss in The Legend of Korra.
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SOURCE: Channel24, Thinus Ferreira