Thursday, February 26, 2009

Gay Asians criticize Oscar speech's TV censorship

Source: MacLean's

Gay Asians voiced indignation Wednesday after television broadcasts of the Academy Awards in their region censored the words "gay" and "lesbian" in speeches that called for equal rights for homosexuals.

The speeches by actor Sean Penn and writer Dustin Lance Black - who won Oscars for their work in "Milk" - were shown in full during live broadcasts of the Oscars that were screened across Asia on Monday morning.

It's still taboo. Ask any of our parents and they object. Heck heterosexual sex is frowned upon let alone gay relationships.

Censorship always bothers me in but Asia everything is censored. Anything that doesn't sound right is taken out

1 comment:

Anh Khoi Do said...

Congratulations Asia, you've just ridiculed yourself while the world watches you!