Elected Officials Send Letter to FCC to Denounce Anti-Gay Language on Puerto Rican Television Show

Today, Melissa joined five other elected officials in signing a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging an investigation of a Puerto Rican television program for the excessive use of anti-gay language.  Signing on to the letter were also City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and Council Members Danny Dromm, Rosie Mendez and Jimmy Van Bramer.

The show, Super Xclusivo, which also airs in New York City on the network WAPA America, has been criticized by LGBT activists for the use anti-gay slurs, and complaints have been filed with the FCC, which regulates radio and television networks.  Unfortunately, the program has only increased the use of this offensive language following the complaints.

As the letter points out, this type of hate speech can lead to violence against the LGBT community, and is of great concern, particularly in the context of high-profile hate crimes in both Puerto Rico and New York City.

**Click here for an update!**

Below is a copy of the letter:

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Elected Officials Send Letter to FCC to Denounce Anti-Gay Language on Puerto Rican Television Show

  1. I think our elected officials should express these concerns to the sponsors of this program. This is not a free speech issues. The sexist comments on this TV show is paid for by you and I whenever we buy one of their sponsors’ products.

    If our elected officials could send out a list of sponsors along with their products and email addresses, we could let these companies know that supporting this type of oppression will hurt them in the market place.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s