zachbissett

In gay/lesbian, TV, Uncategorized, writing on 08/25/2012 at 18:25

zachbissett:

Talk about judging a book by its cover.
Here’s what really irks me about this–aside from the blatant homophobia and hypocrisy in airing other “questionable” NBC programs–KSL won’t cop to what they are doing.
I’m not going to eat at a Chic-Fil-A anytime soon (partly because of my morals, partly because it’s a Chic-Fil-A) but at least the owner spoke his mind.
Meanwhile KSL states “…we struggle with content…that might be excessively rude…scenes may be too explicit…characterizations might seem offensive.” That’s all well and good, except for the small detail that THE NEW NORMAL doesn’t air for two months.
So the “offensive” content is derived from the synopsis; two gay men trying to adopt a child.
So man up KSL. Anyone who hears this story knows you’re hating, stop trying to hide it.

Originally posted on TVLine:

new normalNBC’s Utah affiliate KSL-TV is sticking with its old normal this fall and refusing to air Ryan Murphy’s new gay-dads-and-their-surrogate comedy The New Normal.

“From time to time we may struggle with content that crosses the line in one area or another,” Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International, told the Salt Lake Tribune. “The dialogue might be excessively rude and crude. The scenes may be too explicit or the characterizations might seem offensive.”

KSL, which is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, last season declined to air NBC’s The Playboy Club on similar grounds.

The station’s decision drew a harsh rebuke on Twitter from series star Ellen Barkin. Law & Order: SVU‘s “rape & child murder is ok? But [a] loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate?” she asked.

Barkin then encouraged Twitter users to “clog up @ksl5tv’s…

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