“Schitt’s Creek” Creator Dan Levy Called Out Comedy Central India For Censoring “Gay Intimacy”

“Schitt’s Creek” Creator Dan Levy Called Out Comedy Central India For Censoring “Gay Intimacy”

    “Schitt’s Creek” Creator Dan Levy Called Out Comedy Central India For Censoring “Gay Intimacy”

    “This is a show about the power of inclusivity.”

    Warning: Some very minor spoilers for Schitt’s Creek Season 5 ahead.

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    If you’re a Schitt’s Creek fan (-head?), then you’re probably familiar with its co-creator and star, Dan Levy.

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    I would do bad things for those eyebrows.

    Well, Dan just took to Twitter to call out a promotional clip of Schitt’s Creek that was shared by Comedy Central India last March:

    Do you smell drama? #SchittsCreekOnCC @SchittsCreek | SEASON 5 | THURSDAYS | 10 PM

    For context, the clip is from Season 5, Episode 5 — when the gang plays a game of spin the bottle, and chaos ensues.

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    Stevie and Alexis kiss:

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    Ted and Alexis kiss:

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    And then Ted and David kiss:

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    However, the final kiss between Ted and David was cut from the clip shared by Comedy Central India. “This is a show about the power of inclusivity,” Dan wrote in response. “The censorship of gay intimacy is making a harmful statement against that message.”

    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 https://t.co/3ouNbuetq1

    He then clarified that this was directed at the channel in India, and that the US Comedy Central has been “lovely and respectful.”

    I thought I made this pretty clear but for those who are confused, this is about a channel in India. @ComedyCentral in America is not censoring the show. They have been lovely and respectful. Thank you for your time. ✌🏼🙃

    Comedy Central’s US Twitter account even replied with a GIF of the kiss in question:

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    And we’re certainly here for it!

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