Schitt’s Creek co-creator and star Dan Levy has called out the censorship of a gay kiss from the show.
Levy, who plays David in the show, criticised Comedy Central India for editing out a kiss between his character and Dustin Milligan’s character, Ted, from a clip on social media.
The clip in question sees a number of characters playing spin the bottle, and includes a kiss between Stevie and Alexis, two women, but has censored the one between two men.
“You showed the kiss between two women, you showed the kiss between a woman and a man, then removed the kiss between two men?” Levy tweeted in response.
“This is a show about the power of inclusivity. The censorship of gay intimacy is making a harmful statement against that message. #loveislove”
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 https://t.co/3ouNbuetq1
— dan levy (@danjlevy) October 6, 2020
Comedy Central India has not yet responded to Levy.
Schitt’s Creek recently won big at this year’s Emmy awards, making history for a comedy show by winning all four main acting awards in a singe year.
The series was nominated for 19 awards, and won nine.
On the possibility of a Schitt’s Creek film, Levy recently said: “If there is an idea that pops into my head it has to be really freaking good because this is a nice way to say goodbye.
“Fingers crossed we get a nice idea popping into our head soon….I would love to work with these people again.”
All six seasons of Schitt’s Creek are currently streaming on Netflix.