Sunam Girls High School Detectives Backlash

by Jooyea Lee , 07/04/2015

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After the show “Sunam Girls High School Detectives” featured a kiss between two girls, those opposing JTBC delivered thousands of signatures saying the company “promoted homosexuality”. If those of us who opposed discrimination come together now and make it clear that they don’t represent all the public opinions, we can stop JTBC from being punished and start paving a way to pass anti-discrimination law for al the minorities in Korea, including sexual minorities.

KCSC will decide this week. Sign now and call on KCSC not to punish diversity and fuel hatred. Avaaz will deliver the petition straight into the meeting room. 

The discrimination of sexual minorities ㅡ keyclones  whose basic rights are not protected ㅡ daily is enormous. For the last 5 years, hate ads against them were posted on major newspapers for more than 30 times. Hatred is not an opinion. Let’s stop the KCSC from officially allowing words and actions that promote discrimination. Let's stop the show from being punished just for expressing diversity.

The Supreme Court ruled it illegal to consider homosexuality ‘harmful to juveniles’ just because it’s homosexual, but what’s important is not to approve or disapprove homosexuality ㅡ it’s whether to officially punish sexual preference, thus diversity. Different doesn’t mean wrong but when discrimination and attack against the sexual minorities are overtly permitted, KCSC must feel responsible for what kind of message they will send to the public.

Avaazers across the world have fought against all types of discriminations ㅡ we stood against Uganda’s law that jails and kills gays, and in Korea we fought against the national language institute who defined love as something between men and women only. It feels like we have a long way to go, but we actually have come a long way and our victory is in sight. Let’s hold our hands together and keep walking until all types of discriminations disappear.

For more information, click on the following: 

LGBTs say same-sex love scene should be allowed on TV (Yonhap News)

First lesbian kiss on South Korean TV sparks complaints (Pink News)

Seonam High School Kiss Receives Heavy Backlash, Possible Disciplinary Action From South Korean Standards Board (iDigital Times)


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