Kenya bans kids TV shows that ‘introduce children to deviant behavior’
The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned a number of TV shows aimed at children because they promote homosexuality.
KFCB chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua said he had received a number of complaints about the programmes.
“Most of these programs,” he said in a statement, “target vulnerable children with subtle messages that are deliberately designed to corrupt their moral judgement regarding the institution of family.”
The banned programs include Loud House, the Legend of Korra, Hey Arnold, Steven Universe and Adventure Time.
KFCB said these programs contain elements that are intended to introduce children to deviant behavior.
According to the statement, “most parents in Kenya may not be aware that the children’s programs are laced with retrogressive and bizarre messages intended to promote the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender agenda in the country.”
The statement further noted that the programs have misleading age suitability ratings that are illegal and inconsistent with the KFCB content classification guidelines.
A representative of Multichoice, one of the broadcasters, said that the company has not received any formal statement from KFCB. “We cannot act on reports from social media.” the spokesman said. “We need formal communication from KFCB so that we can take the appropriate action.”