Complaints pour into BBC after EastEnders screens gay kiss before the watershed

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    The article is from late last year (October), but I thought it was interesting.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...BC-EastEnders-screens-gay-kiss-watershed.html
    That last quote cracked me up. Yup. that was just last year. Where's Leo Buscaglia when you need him? The world needs more hugging.

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    145 complaints in a country of 61 million is considered a flood? Doesn't sound like much to me.
     
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    It's legal for two men to marry but kissing on TV is something that is viewed as shocking to children?
     
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    To a seven year old it would probably be shocking, or at least have to be explained. Most kids know their mom and dad are together and figure thats the way it always is.
     
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    My nieces and nephews don't seem to be confused or shocked. If you raise kids not to worry about such things, it won't shock them.
     
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    A friend of mine recently had to explain to her son what "being gay" meant since one of his friends at school was picked up by "her dads."

    The kid listened to his mother—who stammered through her explanation, trying to avoid the actual mechanics, but yet trying to give her son an idea about what homosexuality meant—and then shrugged and tottered off.

    Shocked is exactly the opposite emotion I would use.
     
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    Maybe shock is the wrong term, surely they would be asking questions about it, which probably put the parents in a weird spot. Kids learn about sex in school so the parents don't have to explain it.
     
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    Sure they'll ask questions. But you could make the same argument about hetrosexual kissing.
     
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    It's the same thing with physics presumably.
     
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    That was another example of The Daily Mail's hard on for bringing down the BBC. Move along, nothing to see here.
     
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    I've never read The Daily Mail, and I've no intention of doing so. But merely reading about it is stomach-turning, and enough to form a judgement.
     
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    Oh noes! Children will have seen what 'gay' is! :eek: Now they can use it as an insult on the playground and actually know what it means!

    Good on the BBC, IMHO. I take it nothing ever came of the complaints...
     
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    I believe an episode of EastEnders is typically watched by about 9 million people.

    145 complaints. You'll probably find far more people were shocked that the Daily Mail still thinks a gay kiss on TV is something worth writing an article about :rolleyes:
     
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    A good example of modern day libertarianism right here.
     
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    Kids are sponges and the only filter to what they absorb is the attitudes of their parents and teachers. It's also not as though gay couples are a novelty anymore. I suppose if a child is raised in a convent without tv it might be a shocker.
     
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    I'm far more shocked that 9 million people would want to waste a chunk of their evening watching EastEnders in the first place.
     
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    I would certainly complain if I had the misfortune of watching EastEnders. :eek:
     
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    I thought convents were full of gay couples...
     
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    But how does it compare with the Mull of Kintyre?
     
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    Did you just Google modern gay riots or something earlier today?
     
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    I don't recall a time when I ever saw two guys make out to this day except for a lost bet at a drunken party. Then again I don't see random straight people making out for the hell of it in public very often either.
     
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    Really?
     
  25. Queso macrumors G4

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    Straight people make out in public all the time.
     

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