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'Schitt's Creek' Star Dan Levy Slams Indian Channel For Same-Sex Kiss Censorship On Show

'Schitt's Creek' Star Dan Levy Slams Indian Channel For Same-Sex Kiss Censorship On Show

And there's us thinking we lived in 2020...

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara Sheppard

Schitt's Creek star Daniel Levy has hit out at Comedy Central India for censoring an on-screen kiss by two men.

The actor, who is also a writer and producer of the hit CBC comedy, has called out the channel after it posted an old scene from the show to its social channels.

In the scene from Patrick's housewarming party, the group play spin the bottle, with the game leading Stevie to kiss Alexis and then Alexis to kiss her boyfriend Ted.

Finally, Ted's spin lands on David and he leans in to his him purposefully on the lips - a moment which is omitted in the Comedy Central India clip, which you can see here:

Retweeting the clip, which was shared by the channel in May 2019, Levy wrote: "You showed the kiss between two women, you showed the kiss between a woman and a man, then removed the kiss between two men?

"This is a show about the power of inclusivity. The censorship of gay intimacy is making a harmful statement against that message. #loveislove"


Clearing up some confusion in the comments, Levy added: "I thought I made this pretty clear but for those who are confused, this is about a channel in India. @ComedyCentral in America is not censoring the show. They have been lovely and respectful. Thank you for your time."

In a nice move of solidarity with the show, Comedy Central America then shared a GIF of the actual kiss, which we encourage you to watch on repeat right here:


"Thank you for always calling this bullshit out," wrote one supporter in the comments.

"Wow. Appalling that this happened... And it's not OK," viewed another.

"Thank you for making a show that truly meant the world to so many. This kind of censorship is not okay," said a third.

'Schitt's Creek' ran for six seasons (
CBC)

Schitt's Creek, the much-loved Canadian sitcom from the minds of Eugene and Dan Levy, ended in May this year after six treasured seasons.

The relationship between same-sex couple David Rose (Daniel Levy) and Patrick Brewer (Eugene Levy) was central in the show and the finale saw the pair get happily married.

You can watch all seasons on Netflix here.

Featured Image Credit: CBC

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