Source: Homophobic attitude of the Radio and Television Supreme Council of Turkey: Punishmet for FOX Life “due to presenting homosexual relations as if normal” (RTÜK’ten LGBTİ+ düşmanlığı: FOX Life’a “eşcinsel ilişkileri normal gösterme” cezası) Sendika.org, April 11, 2019
The Radio and Television Supreme Council of Turkey have three times issued broadcasting bans to FOX Life for to the series called “9-1-1”. The reason for the ban of the series which also tells the stories of LGBTI+ people is because of “the inappropriate footage of a male couple”.
The series “9-1-1”, which is broadcast on the channel FOX Life, features lead actress is Golden Globe winner Angela Basset who has also been nominated for Academy and Emmy award. The series tells the lives of emergency first responders such as police officers, healthcare workers, and firefighters, and the series also shares the lives of LGBTI+ people.
According to a news article by AA [Anadolu Agency], the Radio and Television Supreme Council of Turkey reached the conclusion that “the inappropriate footage of an old gay couple in the series is contrary to the national and sentimental values of society, the general ethics, and the principles of protecting the notion of family”. Due to this reason, the Radio and Television Supreme Council of Turkey issued 3 broadcasting bans. Moreover, AA presented this news’s relevant part with the heading “No permission for unethical relationships in series and movies.”