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Go Girls kiss was "innocuous" authority rules

Wed 9 Oct 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at NDHA

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has thrown out a complaint about an ad for Go Girls which showed two men kissing. The latest series of the locally made drama has a new line-up, including gay character Levi, played by Leon Wadham. An ad for the locally made drama previewed a kiss between Levi and a love interest, and the ad screened on TV One during Masterchef: The Professionals – Australia which was classified G, and was broadcast at about 5.15PM. Katherine Hindson complained that the footage of two men kissing was inappropriate to screen during children’s viewing times. She said the footage was likely to confuse her young children because it exposed them to same-sex relationships, though she said she would be equally opposed to an “overtly sexual kiss” between a straight couple. The Broadcasting Standards Authority says the kiss was brief and innocuous, and has ruled the broadcaster adequately considered children’s interests. "It was not 'overtly sexual' as alleged, and we are satisfied that it would not have disturbed or alarmed child viewers," its decision reads.     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 9th October 2013 - 9:23am

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