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Dan Levy Isn't Happy About Comedy Central India's Gay Kiss Censorship

Dan Levy Isn't Happy About Comedy Central India's Gay Kiss Censorship

Dan Levy Isn't Happy About Comedy Central India's Gay Kiss Censorship

It's 2020, and censorship of queer content is (unfortunately) still happening...

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Pop TV's hilarious comedy series Schitt's Creek may have swept the Emmys this year and is critically-acclaimed for its real, authentic portrayal of queer love, but that still isn't enough for some networks who seem to want to censor out some of the show's LGBTQ+ content...

Such was the case when Comedy Central India tweeted out a teaser of the season 5 episode "Housewarming" where the cast plays a game of spin the bottle. Notably edited out from the scene, however, was the exact moment when David (Dan Levy) and Ted (Dustin Milligan) swap a kiss, and obviously, fans of the beloved comedy are catching onto the censorship, including Dan Levy himself. 

"You showed the kiss between two women, you showed the kiss between a woman and a man, then removed the kiss between two men?" the Schitt's Creek star and creator wrote in a quote tweet calling out Comedy Central India's edited video. "This is a show about the power of inclusivity. The censorship of gay intimacy is making a harmful statement against that message."

*sigh* THIS is why we can't have nice things. 

Luckily, Dan was met with a lot of support from fans who let him know just how much the series still means to them! (Former Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten even chimed in!)

If you want to see David and Ted's full, uncensored kiss in its entirety, watch the video below! And check out why Schitt's Creek won so many Emmys by streaming the series on Netflix!

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel