Actor and co-creator of the Emmy Award-winning show Schitt’s Creek, Dan Levy criticizes Comedy Central India for censoring a scene of a gay kiss between his character David and Dustin Milligan’s character, Ted.
Dan shared a promo clip on his social media, calling out the channel for cutting out his kissing scene. The scene shows characters playing spin the bottle at a party.
Slamming Comedy Central India for censoring kissing scene between the two male characters, Dan Levy tweeted, “You showed the kiss between two women, you showed the kiss between a woman and a man, then removed the kiss between two men? This is a show about the power of inclusivity. The censorship of gay intimacy is making a harmful statement against that message. #loveislove.”
He further added, “For those who are confused, this is about a channel in India. @ComedyCentral in America is not censoring the show. They have been lovely and respectful.”
Fans, too, expressed their disappointment over the matter.
A user commented, “Thank you for making a show that truly meant the world to so many. This kind of censorship is not okay.”
The Canadian comedy sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, recently made history at the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards as it took home the majority of the awards at the ceremony, which was held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic.