Jenner’s reality series, I Am Cait. which documents her life after transitioning into a female, has been pulled from African airwaves right after a wave of complaints from Nigerian viewers about the articles of the present. MultiChoice South Africa, one of the greatest satellite Tv suppliers in Africa, announced to viewers that it will no longer broadcast the demonstrate on its E! channel out of “respect” for viewers soon after acquiring complaints from Nigeria, a single of the most populous nations in Africa. “MultiChoice recognises the value of respecting the views of its customers and all regulatory environments within which its support operates,” the organization stated in a statement.
E. which creates the present, also launched a statement. “E! stands by the various assortment of content it creates and broadcasts all around the world.
As an global channel, we recognise that regulatory environments differ across the world and we often seek out to comply with rules in the countries the place we broadcast.
As this matter relates immediately to DStv and the Nigerian regulatory authorities, this concern is for their comment.” I Am Cait is not the very first transgender-focused display to be banned in Africa. I Am Jazz. a actuality demonstrate chronicling the daily life of transgender teen Jazz Jennings, was also removed from African networks following complaints from Nigerian clients. The two I Am Cait and I Am Jazz won GLAAD Media Awards for Excellent Actuality Program. South African viewers of the display commenced a Alter.org petition to reverse the ban on showing I Am Cait. The petition had fewer than 250 signatures as of Tuesday morning.