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Turkey: TV station fined for playing ‘homosexual’ music video by Pink

4 October 2018
A Turkish TV broadcaster has been fined for playing Pink’s video clip for ‘Secrets’, which shows “erotic dance figures of a homosexual nature”.
Photo: Screenshot of ‘Secrets’ music video / YouTube

 

A television broadcaster in Turkey has been fined for playing a video clip by pop star Pink that shows “erotic dance figures of a homosexual nature”, reported Reuters on 13 September.

AS TV, a local station in the city of Bursa near Istanbul, was fined 17,000 Turkish liras (about 2,450 euros) by the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) for airing Pink’s video for the song Secrets, which it said “featured erotic dance figures of a homosexual nature”. The video was shown when children and young people could see it and be “negatively influenced”.

Released in July 2018, the video clip shows same-sex couples dancing against a graffiti wall.

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