Facebook user Gwyneth Teo said in a note that after a member of the public complained that the same-sex pecking scene in the play Les Misérables was offensive and contravened the ‘General’ rating the Media Development Authority gave it, the producers replaced the brief kissing scene with another where actors of same-sex engage in a long hug.
Gwyneth further said that those who where enraged by the physical lip-on-lip where blind to the context of the kiss and the scene itself, which’s tenor is strongly Christian.
She said that for an audience member to zoom in on this kiss is really missing the forest for the trees and that they could stand to learn a lesson or two about forgiveness from the play they had just watched.
She asked why MDA gave a ‘General’ rating to the play when it had scenes of child abuse, domestic violence, child soldiers, graphic death, but would change the rating to ‘Advisory’ just because it had a brief pecking scene between two male actors.
“So I suppose young people can be exposed to all this death, sex, trauma and the realities of life, but not to a same-sex kiss, which is really enacted in the very castigation of homosexuality that the complainants surely approve of,” Gwyneth said.
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