Monday, January 04, 2010

Channel 4 presenter Kirstie Allsopp has tweeted her concern about the anti-gay sentiments expressed on the earlier New Year Day episode of EastEnders. Viewers of the show, including children, would have seen Zainab tell Christian to "Take your perverted obsession elsewhere. What you do makes me feel sick."

The BBC say "EastEnders has always shown a balance of opinions to ensure that we capture the many different views of the characters involved. ....We have taken great care in portraying this sensitive storyline ..."

Looks like the BBC are scrupulously 'impartial' when it comes to 'homosexuals' - as we saw not long ago with the online debate "Should homosexuals face execution?" The BBC thought long and hard about using that question, and it prompted a lot of internal debate.

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