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Offline Daily News

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Straight man complains about "gay gene" cartoon
« on: 27 Sep 11, 02:45:pm »
The Broadcasting Standards Authority has thrown out a complaint that an episode of Family Guy where a main character is infected with a "gay gene" degraded straight men by suggesting they get drunk and go out and sleep with women.

In the episode of the satirical adult cartoon, Peter Griffin is sent to "Straight Camp" after his family learns he has been genetically altered to be gay. At the camp he is encouraged to drink, play full contact football, and "find loose women to have sex with".

Complainant Roderick Young of Tokoroa believed Four breached broadcasting standards, alleging it was in breach of good taste and decency, discrimination and denigration, children's interests, and liquor standards.

Aside from concerns about the denigration of straight men, he also referred to "youth drinking culture" and the need to raise children to "treat women with respect".

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has ruled the episode was clearly satirical and did not breach any standards.



Offline AJ77

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Re: Straight man complains about "gay gene" cartoon
« Reply #1 on: 28 Sep 11, 10:52:pm »
He wasn't offended by the suggestion that gay men need to be beaten when seen as a sign of one's masculinity or that homosexuality is a gene that could ultimately be switched on or off, rather that straight men were portrayed as creatures who need loose women to have sex with.  On a more serious note ... ought he not to have been offended by the talking dog, the super intelligent baby or the complete surreal nature of every action that takes place in this parody on real life designed to offend nobody by offending everybody?