DStv stops 6 pro-gay children programmes in all African countries


MultiChoice says it 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 being aired on Nickelodeon, Nicktoons and Cartoon Network.

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’s ban of the programmes from being broadcast in the country after subscribers complained that they were not fit for young viewers.

“Uganda falls under the same region as Kenya”, Ugandan Radio Network quoted her as saying.

“Our channel, mainly Nickelodeon that you are alluding to, has acknowledged the complaints through out the continent and looked at the different options they can implore and decided to suspend the shows in question – not just in Kenya but throughout Africa”.

In 2014, cartoon creators of Legend of Korra, Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino, admitted that the animation series contained lesbian characters.


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