Help Put a Stop to Anti-LGBT Attacks on the Spanish-Language Program "José Luis Sin Censura"
  • Petitioned Julius Genachowski

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Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Julius Genachowski

Help Put a Stop to Anti-LGBT Attacks on the Spanish-Language Program "José Luis Sin Censura"

    1. Petition by

      GLAAD

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Today, GLAAD and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) filed a joint complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against the Spanish-language television program "José Luis Sin Censura" in response to the show's unrelenting attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) guests. (See more information at http://www.glaad.org/jlsc)

In over a dozen episodes that aired between June 18, 2010 and November 11, 2010 alone, the program contained anti-LGBT language, including epithets such as "maricón," "joto" and "puñal" (or "fa**ot" in English), and incited guests and audience members to engage in verbal and sometimes even physical attacks on people perceived to be LGBT. Many episodes showed the audience standing and shouting anti-gay epithets at guests. The Women's Media Center also supports the complaint given the show's hypersexualized images of women.

To watch video from the program, go to http://www.glaad.org/jlsc. WARNING – Offensive, lewd content.

"José Luis Sin Censura" airs twice daily, Monday – Friday, in 37 markets throughout the country. The show is produced and distributed by Burbank, Calif.-based LBI, Liberman Broadcasting Inc.

HELP GLAAD, NHMC TELL THE FCC THAT ANTI-LGBT ATTACKS ON TELEVISION ARE UNACCEPTABLE

Sign your name below to an e-mail that will be sent to the FCC in support of GLAAD's complaint against the show.

For more information about GLAAD's Spanish-Language Media Program, see www.glaad.org/programs/spanishlanguage.

For more information about this action, see at http://www.glaad.org/jlsc

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    News

    1. by GLAAD

      Great news! AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and two affiliates drop Jose Luis show --

    2. Reached 3 signatures
    3. by GLAAD

      Los Angeles Times provides coverage of the work of GLAAD, the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the Women's Media Center -

    4. by GLAAD

      Check out GLAAD's special section on their web site focused on this campaign -

    5. Reached 2 signatures

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    • Siannan MacDuff ROCKY POINT, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Bigotry is bigotry in any language, in any culture.

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    • K.M. Richards VAN NUYS, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      In my opinion as a broadcast programming consultant, the FCC should be enforcing the rules against obscene and offensive programming against non-English language stations just as they do against those that broadcast in our nation's official language. To that end, I urge the FCC to require any station which broadcasts in any language other than English to maintain transcripts, both in the broadcast language and translated into English, in the station Public File, where they would be available for public inspection. As it stands, such slurs and hate-filled programming is hidden because of the language difference. My prediction is that if the FCC does not make that a requirement, Liberman (and any other broadcaster similarly engaged in such activity) will find not only that organizations such as GLAAD will undertake such monitoring themselves and file complaints, but also that they will face serious challenges to their licenses by other interests who will file for their frequencies at renewal time.

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    • Alisa Neely FLAT ROCK, MI
      • about 3 years ago

      STOP THE HATE ON GAYS....THEY HAVE RIGHTS TOO.

      STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT: EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL which includes GAY RIGHTS.

      ALISA

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    • Zachary Reed HOLIDAY, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      I don't feel like God is happy about this show. I feel like it is something that is sinful and wrong and when I watched the clips I felt dirty.

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    • Rata orejona TUCSON, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      Trinches plutarcos, vayan a que les den por la cola.

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