Weird Censorship (mildly NSFW)

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I recently acquired a TV. I didn’t want one because everything they were showing, I had seen when it was aired originally.

The husband wanted to watch football. So after nearly 2 years of negotiations,

And with all the DTH channels, I realised just how prudish Indian censors are.

Here is an indicative, non-comprehensive list of things it is not OK to show / say on TV, even as part of regular programming

  • Scenes that have the word beef in them ( Friends –  The one with beef in the pudding )
  • Anything bedroom – related or nudity- adjacent
  • Beeped out words – beer, vodka……

They even beeped out American President George W.’s last name – true story!

Here are some examples of censorship.

Jon Stewart Censored in India

With this level of censorship, one expects to be able to settle down to a nice ‘family friendly’ TV experience.

But this is what really, really irritates me – How on earth did this scene get past censors?

This is part of Comedy Central’s promotional advertisement.

They begin by saying South Park isn’t South Indian Park, (politely *ing out ‘Shit’)

“You can’t eat idlis here, But you can eat ________.”

I take issue not with the scene itself, but the fact that the powers that be chose not to censor it.  What is it with the strange double standards? You can’t talk about beef, but the above scene is ok? In another South Park episode, Comedy Central blurred out the animated bum of Jesse Jackson. But this scene is ok!

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