MediaCorp fined for ‘Find and Design’

Singapore series 'normalized' homosexuality

Singapore regulators have fined state broadcaster MediaCorp TV Channel 5 S$15,000 ($11,040) for promoting homosexuality.

A Jan. 13 episode of home decorating series “Find and Design” was found to have normalized and promoted a gay lifestyle. Fine was imposed by the Media Development Authority, which said that this was a repeat offense.

Earlier this month, the MDA fined pay TV operator Starhub $7,200 for a commercial on MTV Mandarin Channel that included “romanticized scenes of two girls kissing (and which) portrayed the relationship as acceptable.”

Under Singapore law, gay sex is deemed “an act of gross indecency,’’ punishable with a maximum of two years in jail.

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