24 Feb '16, 9pm

Singapore cuts Obama’s LGBT comments on Ellen https://t.co/NEVMGFFExz

A controversy has broken out online over the editing of American President Barack Obama’s pro-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) comments in an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that aired on Singapore TV. In the episode that aired in the United States on Feb 12, Mr Obama praised the openly gay talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres for her role in advocating gay rights. When it aired in Singapore on Feb 23 on Mediacorp’s Channel 5, the segment was edited out. Netizens discovered the discrepancy between the original episode and the Singapore version after news website gaystarnews.com reported it. Mr Obama’s remarks are available for viewing in full on YouTube. Mr Lee Hung Sheng, assistant vice-president of programming for Mediacorp Channel 5, confirmed to The Straits Times that the American leader’s speech was cut. He said: “In compliance with Singapore’s Free-To-Air...

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