GLAAD, National Hispanic Coalition File FCC Complaint Over Homophobic Spanish Language Show 'José Luis Sin Censura'
GLAAD and the National Hispanic Coalition today announced they have filed a joint complaint against José Luis Sin Censura, a Spanish language talk show, for more than 20 episodes in which anti-gay slurs and hypersexualized images of women were used to sensationalize the programming. The organizations also launched an online action with the Women's Media Center (WMC) where concerned community members and allies can send e-mails to the FCC supporting the complaint or file their own complaints.
In over twenty episodes that aired between June 18 and December 7, 2010, the program contained images and language of the nature that is never displayed or is bleeped out of pre-taped English-language programs of the same nature, including the words "pinche" ("f*cking" in English) and "culero" ("assf*cker"), anti-gay language, including epithets such as ""maricón," "joto" and "puñal" (or "f*ggot"), and anti-Latino slurs, such as "mojado" ("wetback"). The program frequently featured blatant nudity and female guests have been shown in violent fights. Hypersexualized images of women's breasts and genitals while stripping for male guests and audience members also make up routine offerings. Guests and audience members were often incited to engage in verbal and even physical attacks, especially against people perceived to be LGBT. Many episodes showed the audience standing and shouting anti-gay epithets and profanity at guests.
Watch GLAAD's clip reel of the show, AFTER THE JUMP...