chaz wyman wrote:
Olympic ceremony censored by the US.
Of all the things you might expect to be censored I would have thought that the Olympic ceremony would have been the last; a ceremony emphasising respect, love and the unity of humanity.
But NBC thought otherwise, and took particular exception to the topic of love.
It is with some pride I think that Star Trek TOS had the first interracial kiss, between Kirk and Uhuru- this did receive a certain amount of censorship in the US, and some stations still hold a ban on that particular episode I am given to understand.
In a similar way the UK gave us the first example on world television of a Lesbian kiss, curtesy of "Brookside". During the Olympic display, during the montage of events and historical happening of the 20thC projected against the House in the middle of the stadium, this kiss appeared from a fleeting sub 2seconds. It is a triumph, although a minor one that this image was broadcast into millions of homes throughout the world, even Saudi-Arabia had this beamed directly into their homes.
But obviously this was too progressive, shocking or evil for the free-est country on earth; NBC managed to edit it out to save the shame and horror of their delicate viewers.
As usual, you demonstrate your profound moronity by confusing NBC with the US.