Chinese Web Video Platform Bans Gay Content as a ‘Wrong Concept of Love’

Chinese LGBTQ rights groups are asking an online streaming service for a public apology for calling homosexuality a “wrong concept of love.”

Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp, more commonly known as LeTV, released a statement last Friday saying that it would forbid videos depicting “the wrong concept of love” from being hosted on the site, including “homosexuality and extramarital affairs.”

LGBTQ groups like the Beijing LGBT Center and Tonzhi Zhisheng condemned the statement. LeTV later deleted the word “homosexuality” from the statement, but it has not apologized, ECNS reports.

Chinese broadcasters have been cracking down on queer media for a while now.

Last year, gay student web drama Heroin (or Addiction上瘾) and gender-bending period romance Go Princess Go (太子妃升职记) were yanked from the web as well.

 

(Featured photo by Reuters / Jason Lee)