Daniel Levy Condemns Comedy Central India Over Gay Intimate Scene
Less than a month after Schitt’s Creek swept the 2020 Emmys with an impressive nine wins. Dan Levy, co-creator and star, applauded an unfortunate update: in another country, his beloved show is being censored. Levy took to Twitter on Tuesday, Oct. 6, to express outrage about the fact that Comedy Central India decided to edit a same-sex kiss that is central to a plot, just one of the many reasons why the show was championed as an LGBTQ+ representation accelerator.
After posting an old scene from the show to their social channels, the actor, who is also a writer and producer of the hit CBC comedy, called the medium.
The group plays spin the bottle in the scene from Patrick’s housewarming party. The game is leading Stevie to kiss Alexis and then Alexis to kiss her boyfriend, Ted.
Finally, Ted’s spin lands on David and he leans on his lips deliberately-a moment omitted from the Comedy Central India film.
“This is a show about the power of inclusivity. The censorship of gay intimacy is making a harmful statement against that message,” Levy concluded.
Levy Upset With The Censorship!
Daniel Levy wrote: “You showed the kiss between two women, you showed the kiss between a woman and a man, then removed the kiss between two men?
“This is a show about the power of inclusivity. The censorship of gay intimacy is making a harmful statement against that message. #loveislove”
Levy followed up quickly to explain that the problem is unique to Comedy Central India, not the American equivalents of the cable channel.