Glaad And Nhmc Demand Fcc Crack Down On Hispanic Talk Show

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) have filed a 200-page complaint with the FCC demanding that it crack down on the Spanish-language talk show Jose Luis Sin Censura , which today's (Monday) Los Angeles Times described as the Latino version of The Jerry Springer Show . Somewhat ironically, the title is translated as Jose Luis Uncensored . The complaint states that the syndicated show often features young men in fighting mood shouting gay slurs at one another and often ends with fists flying. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the name calling, shouting such anti-gay epithets as "maricón," "puñal," and "puto" at the men. The Times quoted Jarrett Barrios, president of GLAAD, as saying, "We are put at risk by this content. ... This is far and away the most outrageous and defamatory television show." NHMC President and Chief Executive Alex Nogales added "They encourage people to go and beat up the people who are declaring themselves to be gay."

01/03/2011


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