The co-creator of sitcom Schitt’s Creek has criticised Comedy Central India for reducing footage of him kissing one other man out of a scene it posted.
Dan Levy mentioned “the censorship of homosexual intimacy” made a “dangerous assertion” towards his present’s inclusivity message.
The channel posted the clip on Twitter final March to advertise the Housewarming episode of the present’s fifth season.
Comedy Central India has but to reply, however its US mother or father firm posted a gif of the kiss in question.
The Housewarming episode incorporates a recreation of Spin the Bottle during which varied characters are dared to kiss one another.
In the clip posted on Comedy Central India’s Twitter feed, the second when Ted (Dustin Milligan) kisses Levy’s character David has been lower.
It was the one kiss to have been faraway from the scene, which additionally options two ladies kissing and a girl kissing a person.
“You confirmed the kiss between two ladies, you confirmed the kiss between a girl and a person, then eliminated the kiss between two males?” wrote Levy on Twitter.
“This can be a present concerning the energy of inclusivity. The censorship of homosexual intimacy is making a dangerous assertion towards that message.”
After posting his preliminary message, Dan Levy took to Twitter once more to add: “For individuals who are confused, that is a couple of channel in India.” He mentioned the channel’s US iteration had at all times been “pretty and respectful”.
The row follows the spectacular haul of awards that the sixth and last season Schitt’s Creek acquired at last month’s Emmy Awards.
The present, which Levy created together with his actor father Eugene, tells of a household who transfer to a motel in a small city after dropping their fortune.
The Canadian sitcom drew praise for its portrayal of LGBTQ+ individuals, amongst them Dan Levy’s character and his boyfriend Patrick.
It has additionally given a major enhance to the real-life motel that doubles for the present’s fictional Rosebud institution.
It was reported this week that the proprietor of the motel is now in search of to promote the seven-acre property in Orangeville, Ontario.
“It has been a particular property for us and I would like to see it proceed on as an homage to the Rosebud and Schitt’s Creek,” mentioned proprietor Jesse Tipping.
“It is received potential and I need to see this piece of Canadian historical past have new breath.”