UK TV censor Ofcom has received six complaints following a lesbian kiss on Doctor Who, reports Gay Star News.
The complaints came after a scene in which Madame Vastra helps to keep her wife Jenny alive in response to a threat from droids that only move when they can sense breath.
A few worthless tweets were also dredged up.
Update: Ofcom will not investigate the whinges
28th August 2014. See article
Thanks to Nick
A spokesman for TV censor Ofcom has now responded to the complaints:
Ofcom can confirm it received six complaints about a kiss broadcast in an episode of Doctor Who on Saturday 23 August.
Having assessed the complaints, we can confirm that they do not raise issues warranting further investigation. Our rules do not discriminate between scenes involving opposite sex and same sex couples.
Update: Censored in Asia
31st August 2014. See article
The BBC cut a lesbian kiss scene from Doctor Who to avoid offending audiences (and TV censors) when it was screened in Asia.
The feature-length edition was broadcast to viewers in Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore last Monday. BBC insiders say the scene, which lasted just a couple of seconds, was cut to avoid falling foul of a
broadcasting code in Singapore which says programmes should avoid any content that could justify homosexual and lesbian lifestyles.
George Dixon, BBC Worldwide's global editorial director, said:
When preparing shows for international transmission, we occasionally have to make edits to ensure we're not breaking any local broadcasting rules.
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was not impressed. He said:
The BBC should not bow to censorship demands from other countries. If these countries are bigoted and are not willing to show same-sex love, they have no right to demand that the BBC conforms to their standards of prejudice.