Article Title:Music vid censorship petition launched
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:7th March 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:1829
Text:Two gay men have launched a petition, angry at the editing of gay content from the latest Christine Aguilera music video. The pair are annoyed that same-sex content has been edited out of Aguilera's Beautiful clip, and TATU's All The Things She Said video has also had gay content removed for broadcast on TVNZ's Coca Cola RTR programme. "We find it hypocritical that videos which contain heterosexual content of the same nature... like Justin Timberlake's Cry Me A River video which portrays a half naked woman giving him a lapdance and placing her tongue in his mouth and nibbling on his lip, are not edited," says the pair. They say they have had unsatisfactory responses from TVNZ and programme maker Touchdown TV so will present their petition to the broadcaster and the Broadcasting Standards Authority. Meanwhile, the BBC is being condemned for censoring same-sex content from a live TATU performance by switching cameras to a heterosexual couple kissing when the female singers were kissing on stage. Aguilera will be presented with an award by a leading USA gay rights group for her Beautiful clip.    
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