- Julius GenachowskiChairman, Federal Communications Commission
Help Put a Stop to Anti-LGBT Attacks on the Spanish-Language Program "José Luis Sin Censura"
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.
- Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
I urge you and your Commission to swiftly act on the complaint filed by the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, also supported by the Women's Media Center, to deal with the Liberman Broadcasting/EstrellaTV show "Jose Luis Sin Censura." This pre-taped, Spanish-language show often contains unedited nudity and profanity, including many unedited instances of the F-word, in Spanish. The show also contains defamatory language directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) guests, Latinos, and women. Verbal assaults escalate into physical attacks as other guests and audience members are encouraged to rush the stage and physically harm guests. The program frequently features blatant nudity, and female guests have been shown in violent fights. And this program airs during the late morning and afternoon hours when children are in the audience.
For years, the Commission has received complaints from our communities about the disgusting and harmful material present in this show. Please take this opportunity to let Spanish-language broadcasters know that they are subject to the same rules as their English-language counterparts.
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