GLAAD, NHMC Call on FCC to Take Action against Anti-LGBT Spanish-Language Program 'José Luis Sin Censura'

Today, GLAAD and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) filed a joint complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against the Spanish-language TV program, “José Luis Sin Censura,” in response to repeated broadcasts that contain offensive verbal and sometimes violent attacks against LGBT people.

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios and NHMC President Alex Nogales will discuss the FCC complaint during an online press conference on February 28, 2011 at 1PM EST / 10AM PST. To access the streaming footage please visit www.glaad.org/jlsc.

Take a look at some of the shocking instances of violence, anti-LGBT language and harmful treatment of women on ‘José Luis Sin Censura’ below.

WARNING: Offensive, lewd content, NSFW

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In over twenty episodes that aired between June 18 and December 7, 2010, the program contained anti-LGBT images and language, including epithets such as ““maricón,” “joto” and “puñal” (or “f*ggot”), and  guests as well as audience members were often incited to engage in verbal and even physical attacks, especially against people perceived to be LGBT.

Help GLAAD, NHMC tell the FCC that anti-LGBT attacks on TV are unacceptable! Sign the petition here.

“This is certainly not the standard being set by other Spanish-language news and entertainment media, most of which continue to improve in presenting stories of the LGBT community that grow acceptance,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “It is extremely disturbing to see a show like ‘José Luis Sin Censura’ air this violent language with impunity and without any regard for the safety of our community. At a time when LGBT youth and adults face harassment and violence, it is unacceptable for media to fuel such a climate of intolerance about our community.”

TAKE ACTION NOW

1. Click here to sign your name to an e-mail that will be sent to the FCC in support of GLAAD's complaint against the show.

2. Twitter users - copy and paste the tweet below to your Twitter account:
Hey @FCC! Anti-gay & anti-trans attacks have no place on TV! I support @GLAAD complaint against José Luis http://bit.ly/josefcc

3. Share the petition page (www.glaad.org/jlsc) on Facebook