Tell Solar Entertainment and MTRCB in the Philippines to stop censoring gay scenes in Glee
  • Petitioned MTRCB

This petition was delivered to:

MTRCB
Solar Entertainment
ETC
RPN 9

Tell Solar Entertainment and MTRCB in the Philippines to stop censoring gay scenes in Glee

    1. Petition by

      Gerard de la Cruz

      Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

On March 15, 2011, the hit Fox show Glee marked a milestone in television history by showing the much-awaited kiss between gay characters Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Darren Criss (Blaine). But Filipinos were in for a disappointment.

Solar Entertainment, which broadcasts Glee in the Philippines through channels ETC and Jack TV, chose to edit this scene out. The company has done it before and will do it again, perpetuating a cycle of homophobia and discrimination against LGBTs in the Philippines.

In response to protests, ETC vowed on March 30 to air a "sanitized" version of the kiss. The channel shifted blame on the country's Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), which had previously advised TV networks against showing kissing scenes between persons of the same sex.  

Making good on their promise, ETC began airing a "sanitized" version of the kissing scene in April. But it was many seconds shorter than the original. 

Freedom-loving people of the Philippines will not settle for "sanitized" kisses. Love is not dirty. MTRCB and Solar Entertainment, we demand to see the kiss in full.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Gerard de la Cruz
      Petition Organizer

      Sorry for the late update but ETC released this statement on their Facebook account:

      This means I am sending this letter to the MTRCB.

    3. Gerard de la Cruz
      Petition Organizer

      So ETC reran "Original Song" today. Finally they showed the kiss! It was hardly the victory we had hoped for though. The kiss shown on ETC today was still many seconds shorter than the Fox telecast. They barely showed Kurt and Blaine's lips touching, but enough to show them kissing twice. Should we call it a victory already? You decide.

    4. Reached 2 signatures
    5. Gerard de la Cruz
      Petition Organizer

      Glee's Dianna Agron tweeted she is "sad" about the censorship.

    6. Gerard de la Cruz
      Petition Organizer

    7. Reached 1 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • G. R. Gray STOCKTON, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Tell the Calif gov. that marrying a lesbian is antithetical to gay marriage rights

      https://www.change.org/petitions/outing-california-gov-jerry-brown-1st-lady-annie-gust

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Kathryn Bellis LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      If it's okay to show a straight scene, then why not one with two gay people? It just enforces a general belief that being gay is wrong or needs to be censored, which is doesn't.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • rebecca mickalowski MOCKSVILLE, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      being gay is a choice, it's not right to show all this making out by a guy & girl but it's wrong showing two if the same gander. people complain about seeing two people of the same gender kiss because they like the opposite gender, but why is it wrong to show the same gender kiss, i do understand that they nay be not as many gays in the world but that still gives shows no right to not show two of the same gender kiss.people who are gay don't like seeing two straight people kiss & people who are straight don't like two gays kiss, if we can have two different gender kiss then we shoudl be able tosee two of the same gender kiss too

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Darah Vos HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS
      • about 3 years ago

      I dont get this at all,

      why is a boy + boy kiss scene not ok at all,

      and a making out scene between a girl and boy just really normal.

      Get over it people homosexuality is just a part of the world.

      And im just a gay right fighter and I will always be.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Mateja Mikulčić ČAKOVEC, CROATIA
      • about 3 years ago

      The amount of homophobia in the world lately is ridiculous. There is simply nothing wrong with two people honestly loving each other, whether they are a man and a woman, a man and a man or a woman and a woman. This type of discrimination has no proper or moral reasons for existence and should stop because it only serves as a proof of how shallow people are.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.