Photo: "Jose Luis Sin Censura" Ads Pulled
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced that AT&T and Time Warner Cable have withdrawn advertising from “José Luis Sin Censura.” It was also announced that WSVN-TV in Miami, Florida and KCTU-TV in Wichita, Kansas are the first two affiliates to pull the show from airwaves.
GLAAD and NHMC first filed an FCC complaint against “José Luis Sin Censura,” earlier this year. GLAAD and NHMC have since started outreach to advertisers as well broadcast TV stations that currently carry the program to inform them of the highly offensive nature of the show.
The original FCC complaint documented over twenty episodes that aired between June18 and December 7, 2010. The program contained images and language of the nature that is never displayed or is bleeped out of pre-taped English-language programs of the same nature, including the words “pinche” (“f*cking” in English) and “culero” (“assf*cker”), anti-gay language, including epithets such as ““maricón,” “joto” and “puñal” (or “f*ggot”), and anti-Latino slurs, such as “mojado” (“wetback”).
The program frequently feature blatant nudity and female guests have been shown in violent fights. Guests and audience members were often incited to engage in verbal and even physical attacks. Many episodes showed the audience standing and shouting anti-gay epithets and profanity at guests.