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Kenyan Authorities Ban Disney Show for Gay Storyline

Kenyan Authorities Ban Disney Show for Gay Storyline

Andi Mack

The Kenyan Film Classification Board labels Andi Mack's gay storyline as "bad content" and bans the show from airing in the country. 

Kenyan Authorities banned Disney Channel's Andi Mack from airing in the country after the tween show introduced the network's first gay storyline. The Kenya Film Classification Board claimed the show promoted "inappropriate content."

(RELATED: Disney Channel Will Premiere First Gay Storyline)

Ezakiel Mutua, the head of the film classification board, told Standard Media, "when it comes to protecting children from exposure to bad content we are resolute and unapologetic. Gay content will not air in Kenya, period."

In the interview, he also comments on the sanctity of family as an institution, and shares that "any other doctrine" [than that between woman and man is] "heresy and a travesty."

Kenyans have been in support of Mutua's stand against homosexuality, and Kenyan entertainment news site SDE reports that Andi Mack is not scheduled to air for its second season on its usual channels of DStv and GOtv.

Kenya has strict laws against same-sex relations -- and zero protections against discrimination -- and prosecuted nearly 600 LGBT people between 2010 and 2014, according to The Independent.

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