Inconsistent Censorship
The censors can't make up their mind what is or isn't appropriate.
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(permanent link) added: 2013-04-28 16:18:43 sponsor: StevenT (last reply: 2013-04-29 10:23:39)

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Sometimes the censors will let something pass in one case, but won't allow the same thing in another case, even though there's little to no difference.


Examples:

  • Sometimes anime dubbing companies will have different standards from the channels their shows air on, so while you couldn't see people using guns on Pokémon on Kids WB, you could see it in Batman: The Animated Series on the same channel.
  • After the UK channel PopGirl started censoring 6teen, they became rather inconsistent when it came to censoring homosexuality or any mention of it. In one episode where two girls mistook Jonesy and Wyatt for a gay couple, they cut the part where the girls mention that, but they left in Jonesy's line "They thought I was gay!" Also they still air the episode where a Gay Cowboy tries to buy Jonesy in a Bachelor Auction, but they won't air the episode where Nikki gets a lesbian as a co-worker or the episode where Jen develops a "girl crush" on her temp boss.
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