Dan Levy , Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek co-creator and actor, slammed Comedy Central India, on Tuesday, for censoring a kissing scene between two men from the series.
The video clip from Season 5 trailer of Schitt’s Creek, posted by Comedy Central India in 2019, showed the characters playing a game of spin the bottle.
Do you smell drama? #SchittsCreekOnCC@SchittsCreek | SEASON 5 | THURSDAYS | 10 PM pic.twitter.com/XbHjWsYSij
— Comedy Central India (@ComedyCentralIn) March 19, 2019
Tweeting the video, Levy wrote that the show is about the power of inclusivity and by censoring gay intimacy, it goes against the message that is being conveyed.
“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,” he wrote.
Many responded in support of Levy and called out Comedy Central India for taking away the very message Schitt’s Creek conveys. Notably, Levy had refused to portray homophobia in his show.
Can’t believe this ridiculousness is still going on even in 2020. It was just a bloody kissing scene between men. Why would you do this @ComedyCentralIn? Really disappointing.#SchittsCreek https://t.co/BmAppGSDcz
— abhishek satam 🏳️🌈 (@Made_In_Bombay) October 8, 2020
About time we rise above such social prejudices and stop discriminating people #stopcensorship #schittscreek @danjlevy https://t.co/Eofmdl6TIG
— Debarati Paul (@Debarati2107) October 8, 2020
Schitt’s Creek is a show about the Rose family – father Johnny (Eugene Levy), who heads the Rose Video chain, his wife and former soap opera star Moira (Catherine O’Hara), son David (Dan Levy) and daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy) – who have lost their money and need to start afresh. The only asset they have left remaining is Schitt’s Creek, an ugly, small town they bought as a joke.
The show was created by Levy along with his father Eugene Levy. In an interview with Out, Levy had revealed that he wrote Schitt’s Creek based on what would happen if a wealthy family loses everything.