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GLAAD: Reality Talk Show Sends Wrong Message

 The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) asks you to join calls for the reality talk show José Luis Sin Censura to immediately stop using defamatory terms and apologize to viewers. The terms “maricón” and “puñal,” which in English translate to “fa**ot” were chanted by audience members on the June 8 segment of the program. The same pattern occurred on the June 10 segment of the show, when audience members chanted “puto,” a word that also means “fa**ot” in many Spanish-speaking countries.
GLAAD reached out to executives of the company that produces José Luis Sin Censurato express our concerns, but the company has not responded. The show is produced and distributed by Burbank, CA-based LBI, Liberman Broadcasting Inc. José Luis Sin Censura airs daily on Estrella TV in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Houston and other large Latino markets. By one estimate, Estrella TV reaches about 70% of the nation's Latino households and millions of Latinos nationwide.

The show’s format pits guests against one another in combative situations. This often leads to violence, which audience members are encouraged to cheer and sends a message that violence against LGBT people is okay.

In the past, GLAAD has called attention to the show’s use of defamatory language and violence against gay and transgender guests. GLAAD’s efforts resulted in national advertisers KFC and Chevrolet pulling their ads from José Luis Sin Censura. At that time, producers vowed to improve their record, but recent shows make it clear that defamatory language is acceptable to LBI and the show’s producers.

“Urging audience members to chant such obscene words is shocking and shows a complete lack of responsibility on the part of producers and programmers. These shows send a dangerous message and can contribute to putting gay people in harm’s way. This type of programming is unacceptable,” said Jarrett Barrios, president of GLAAD.

“When so much of the LGBT coverage on Spanish-language television has vastly improved over the years and become increasingly fair, accurate and inclusive, it is extremely disturbing to see a show like José Luis Sin Censura air this defamatory language, seemingly with impunity and clearly without any regard for the safety of our community,” Barrios said.

To view footage from the show, please visit Good As You.

Take Action Now!

Please contact Liberman Broadcasting and demand José Luis Sin Censura stop using defamatory terms and apologize to the LGBT community. Please write to or call:

Lenard Liberman
Executive Vice President
Liberman Broadcasting, Inc.
1845 Empire Ave. Burbank, CA. 91504
(818) 729-5300
lliberman@lbimedia.com

KRCA Estrella TV
(818) 563-5722

Bill Garcia
Director of Distribution & Television Syndication
(818) 729-5300
bgarcia@lbimedia.com

Jose Luis Gonzalez
Host and Executive Producer of José Luis Sin Censura
jgonzalez@lbimedia.com

Winter Horton
Corporate Vice President
whorton@lbimedia.com

 

GLAAD Contact:
Monica Trasandes
Director of Spanish-Language Media
(323) 634-2025
(213) 713-5549
trasandes@glaad.org



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