Nudity Complaint Dismissed

LazyLion

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A TV programme aired after midnight featuring women's breasts fell within the broadcasting code, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA said on Thursday.

A viewer had complained about the "Playboy Playmates" which e.tv aired just after midnight on April 7.

The complaint was that explicit nudity should not be shown on a free-to-air channel and that some people would not be able to adequately "contextualise" the content.

The tribunal found e.tv had displayed a warning before the show stating a rating of "18, with nudity and language", and that viewer discretion was advised.

The age advisory was shown at the start and after each advert break. The women's pubic areas were blocked out.

"The tribunal held that freedom of choice permits adults to watch this kind of material, which does not amount to explicit sex or child pornography," tribunal chairman Kobus van Rooyen said.

"TV licences are, in the ordinary course, held by adults, who must take the necessary measures to ensure that children do not watch this type of programme."

He said the test for programmes was that of a normal adult who, according to the law, must tolerate the possibility that other adults may wish to watch programmes containing nudity or sex at a late hour.

"It is not our task to decide whether the material has a positive moral message or not, but whether there is any cogent reason for stopping this kind of material from being broadcast after midnight."

The complaint was dismissed.


Source : Sapa /je/tk/dd/th
Date : 30 May 2013 10:27
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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A TV programme aired after midnight featuring women's breasts fell within the broadcasting code, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA said on Thursday.

A viewer had complained about the "Playboy Playmates" which e.tv aired just after midnight on April 7.

The complaint was that explicit nudity should not be shown on a free-to-air channel and that some people would not be able to adequately "contextualise" the content.

The tribunal found e.tv had displayed a warning before the show stating a rating of "18, with nudity and language", and that viewer discretion was advised.

The age advisory was shown at the start and after each advert break. The women's pubic areas were blocked out.

"The tribunal held that freedom of choice permits adults to watch this kind of material, which does not amount to explicit sex or child pornography," tribunal chairman Kobus van Rooyen said.

"TV licences are, in the ordinary course, held by adults, who must take the necessary measures to ensure that children do not watch this type of programme."

He said the test for programmes was that of a normal adult who, according to the law, must tolerate the possibility that other adults may wish to watch programmes containing nudity or sex at a late hour.

"It is not our task to decide whether the material has a positive moral message or not, but whether there is any cogent reason for stopping this kind of material from being broadcast after midnight."

The complaint was dismissed.


Source : Sapa /je/tk/dd/th
Date : 30 May 2013 10:27
What a douche. :D
 

Pooky

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So much time is wasted on these stupid complaints. Don't people have anything better to do?
 

senyetse

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Oh no, a boob, the horror! It is a sick society when our sexuality and nakedness are deemed shameful yet depiction of violence is freely tolerated. How can nudity be harmful? It is shame attached to nudity that is causing more harm. Damn prudes.
 

sand_man

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The only time I find nudity offensive is when I'm looking at myself in the mirror after a shower.
 

SoulTax

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^Totally agree. Prudes should go and lose their virginity.

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^^ agree with two posts up, not Sandman's. Although...... maybe a cursory chin nod is apt.
 
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Nerfherder

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I find it offensive that they blurred out the pubic areas... its f***ing p***y its not going to kill you.
 

U-neek

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What i don't get is etv used to air various versions of Emmanuelle, although softcore it showed a lot of boobs and then noone complained...sabc recently aired miss cultural sa, it was boobs and ass everywhere no complaints
 

beans100

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It's like the conservative old tannie that goes and watch a Casper de Vries show and complains afterwards that it was vulgar. Like she didn't know what his shows is about.
 

senyetse

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It would maybe be better if they cancelled this rubbish for something with at least a story line. Those Emmanuelle type shows were a lot better. There's actually some decent, classy couples oriented adult content out there that would be so much better. So, on that count, I agree with the complainant that this stuff is complete rubbish and should be removed.
 
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