India’s Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has issued a notice to a channel fir airing an episode of US drama Grey’s Anatomy.
The scene that caused complaints from viewers involved a female doctor telling her male colleague about failing to please her (female) partner, and asked him to teach her via a physical demonstration.
The industry-lead Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) issued the notice and labelled the medical drama “obscene and vulgar”, and accused of “denigrating women” by screening a “homosexual encounter.”
A senior member of the council said:
Keeping Indian audiences in mind, we felt that the scenes were not tasteful. So we have asked them to respond”.
This is the latest in a string of instances of TV channels being held accountable for broadcasting LGBT content.
Two years ago India made the shock move to recriminalize gay sex in a shock ruling.
Despite the government’s ruling, there is still support for gay people in the country with India’s biggest political party supporting decriminalising homosexuality once again.