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Lesbian Kiss Sparks Fine In Singapore

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Singapore’s media officials don’t appreciate lesbian love. The nation’s Media Development Authority fined cable company StarHub about $7,200 for airing a music video featuring girl-on-girl action:

The music video of the song, titled “Silly Child” by Mandarin singer Olivia Yan, shows an intimate kissing scene before one of the women rejects her boyfriend at the end of the clip.

“This is in breach of the TV advertising guidelines, which disallows advertisements that condone homosexuality,” the media authority said.

Because apparently depiction automatically qualifies as advertisement. Ridiculous!

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Apr 9, 2008
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  • 4 Comments
    • queerunity
      queerunity

      well atleast it got on the air, so its worth the 7k in the grand scheme of the fight for queer media coverage

      http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com

      Apr 9, 2008 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      Singapore is an oddity – a wealthy and intensely homophobic country. Usually, with wealth and education, the acceptance of homosexuality goes up.

      Apr 9, 2008 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RightHere
      RightHere

      Typical singaBORE, a sadly repressed little island with sad and repressed people. I guess it explains why so many of them fly to Taipei and Sydney for huge gay dance parties, oh, and flock to the toilets of the department stores.

      Apr 9, 2008 at 7:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eleonora
      Eleonora

      Hi,
      you can watch the video of the song here: http://www.gayaweb.it/sito/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=755&Itemid=&Itemid=531

      Ele

      Apr 10, 2008 at 12:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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