Thursday, October 19

Cartoon Network Nixes Gay Kiss on ‘Clarence’

Cartoon Network allegedly censors attempts by writers on its hit show ‘Clarence’ to feature a full-on kiss on the lips between two gay characters.

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Cartoon Network has allegedly censored attempts by writers on its hit show Clarence to feature a full-on kiss on the lips between two gay characters, according to a report by the Huffington Post.

In an episode of the animated series broadcast on Thursday, two male characters kiss each other on the cheek as they greet each other at a restaurant.

“Originally the guy had flowers and they kissed on the mouth,” tweeted the show’s writer Spencer Rothbell when a fan asked how hard it was to get a gay couple on the network. Rothbell, who also voices the main character, has since made his tweets private.

Cartoon Network hasn’t commented yet on what prompted it to change the original scene in the episode entitled “Neighborhood Grill.”

“It’s such a minor throwaway moment but I guess it’s better than nothing,” Rothbell later posted on Tumblr. “Maybe one day the main character can be gay and it won’t be a big deal.”