China Banned from Showing Eurovision After Censoring Content With Gay Themes

By The European Union Times

One of the world’s most watched annual TV programs has come down hard on China for censoring its content.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which organizes Eurovision broadcasts around the world, pulled its contract with Chinese channel Mango TV, after learning that the Chinese broadcaster had censored several videos, including an Irish music video featuring an LGBTQ love story.

According to the New York Times, Mango TV censored a video of Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s “Together,” which shows two male dancers holding hands. In addition, the broadcaster blurred an image of the LGBTQ rainbow flag used in Switzerland’s Eurovision performance during Wednesday’s semi-finals program. [READ MORE HERE]

Source: EU Times

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