British comedy series LITTLE BRITAIN USA has sparked outrage in America - with a gay rights group calling the programme "offensive" and "obnoxious".
The sketch show, which stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas, is a spin-off based on the original U.K. series and reportedly features male full-frontal nudity as well as a series of lesbian and gay gags. And the controversial content has angered officials at the West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Alliance. A spokesman for the organization says, "This is the most politically incorrect, offensive and obnoxious material ever seen in this country."
A representative for U.S. TV network HBO, the channel that plans to screen the show from 28 September (08), claims officials will be taking note of any complaints about the material but insists that the series is about overcoming prejudices and leads the way in "edgy programming".
Ok West Hollywood Gays and Lesbians, you need to get a damn life. It's only a TV show, and I'm sure this isn't the only show that has picked on the gay and lesbian communities are it. No it's not, so just leave it alone. I have seen other Gay theme movies that show that make us look like freak, Creaks, and sexual Predators. Not many in our community protest these shows, so why are you guys attacking this one.
Tim Curran had this to say on the subject:
Second and more obviously, are the two quotes from gay activist groups which form the heart of the story. The organization behind the New York City gay pride parade is called "Heritage of Pride," not "New York Gay Pride." And the "West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Alliance" simply does not exist at all. Furthermore, with 25 years (on and off) in the gay media business, I've never heard of either of the two supposed spokespersons, Gina Gallo and Irwin Blair (nor has Google, for that matter). I know the spokespeople for every prominent gay group in America (many of them personally), and either Gallo and Blair don't exist, or they beamed in from Mars in the last two weeks.I personally don't have a problem with this show; I can't wait to watch it. I have watch and love the British version of the show. I don't think Rosie has a problem with it, if so why would she agree to be on the show. Face it no matter what Hollywood or other TV show companies do they will never
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