Doctor Who series 8: Ofcom will not investigate lesbian kiss


The TV regulator says it does not discriminate against same-sex couples


Ofcom has responded to complaints received after a lesbian kiss featured in the first episode of the new Doctor Who series last Saturday night.

Ofcom is the communications regulator in the UK.

We regulate the TV and radio sectors, fixed line telecoms, mobiles, postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate.

We make sure that people in the UK get the best from their communications services and are protected from scams and sharp practices, while ensuring that competition can thrive. (from their page)

The TV regulator confirmed that six viewers had expressed concern over an “inappropriate” scene involving lizard-woman Madame Vastra and her human wife Jenny Flint.

“Having assessed the complaints, we can confirm that they do not raise issues warranting further investigation,” an Ofcom spokesperson told The Independent.

“Our rules do not discriminate between scenes involving opposite sex and same sex couples.”

Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint kiss in Doctor Who episode 'Deep Breath' Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint kiss in Doctor Who

Neve McIntosh and Catrin Stewart have played the couple for three years, but their first on-screen kiss sparked some people to attack what they saw as a “gay agenda”.

The moment received a positive reaction from almost all seven million viewers, despite some tweets claiming it was “unnecessary” and “gratuitous” and one reviewer accusing the BBC of “wanting to become a porn channel”. (Independent UK)


Gee, what happened to “enlightened” Political Correctness? 🙂 Oh, right, they created this divide and conquer Lawyer-on-Speed-Dial “offense” in a nano-second culture.

Even though there will be no investigation why would you feel the need to complain in the first place?

The leap to “offense” in this world is so far out of hand one scarcely dares get out of bed in the morning for fear of “offending” the atoms of universe or someone or something.

In the immortal words of William Shatner, “GET A LIFE!”

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About mydoctor1962

Doctor Who fan like few others. Also a fan of Science Fiction, Cooking Shows and more.

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