MultiChoice drops 6 “pro-gay” children’s programs in Africa

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MultiChoice has stopped airing six pro-gay children programmes on three DSTV channels following complaints by subscribers about their content. The programmes are Loud House, the Legend of Korra, Hey Arnold, Steven Universe, Adventure Time and Clarence. They were aired on Nickelodeon, Nicktoons and Cartoon Network. Disclosing this, Tina Wamala, communications manager of DSTV Uganda, said the suspension of the programmes will affect viewers across Africa.

The suspension was as a result of Kenya Film Classification Board{KFCB}’s ban of the programmes from being broadcast in the country after subscribers complained that they were not fit for young viewers. In a statement last month, KFCB stated that, “Most of these programmes target vulnerable children with subtle messages that are deliberately designed to corrupt their moral judgment regarding the institution of family.”


Wamala says that the suspension will last as long as Turner Broadcasting System that provides content to Cartoon Network, and Viacom International Media Networks, which serve Nickelodeon and Nicktoons get a solution to the complaints. Wamala says the only censoring tool available for subscribers is the parental control option that allows parents to make certain channels and programs unavailable for viewers of a certain age.

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