People loved the BBC’s response to complaints about a same-sex kiss on a CBBC show
The BBC has been applauded for its response to people who complained about a same-sex kiss on CBBC show, The Next Step.
The mockumentary-style show follows members of a competitive dance studio and aired a kiss between characters Jude (Molly Sanders) and Cleo (Dani Verago) after they performed a routine together.
Although it was praised by lots of fans and critics, the BBC revealed a number of people had also complained about the episode. Here’s what it had to say on its complaints website, highlighted by @scottygb on Twitter.
‘CBBC received complaints about a same-sex kiss in one of their storylines (The Next Step),’ said @scottygb. ‘Here’s their response. It’s simply A+.’
This line is particularly amazing …’ said @scottygb.
“The first same-sex kiss on CBBC was in fact in Byker Grove, many years ago.”
And just a few of the things other people were saying about it.
It’s 2020. If you’re still complaining about seeing a ‘same-sex kiss’ on TV or a kiss as I call it, you need to have a little word with yourself. https://t.co/KTBPknrfoY
— Liam Beattie (@Liam_Beattie) August 2, 2020
it’s just a kiss, lads. no need for the ‘same-sex’ preface. just a kiss, nothing to be scared ofhttps://t.co/rthggPtjGK
— Sorcha Ní Nia (@Luiseach) August 3, 2020
so two girls kissed on a children’s TV show and people got mad.
the BBC’s response is perfect. pic.twitter.com/1KSrWRMmsl
— Michael Chakraverty (@mschakraverty) August 3, 2020
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