- Dec 1, 2016
Following an order by the Kenya Film Classification Board, Viacom, the US-based company that owns Nickelodeon, has stopped supplying The Loud House, The Legend of Korra and Hey Arnold to MultiChoice – the owners of DStv and GOtv, the report further said.
In a statement, Viacom said it acknowledged the concerns raised by customers, and would suspend the shows in questions while they seek other options.
The Kenya Film Classification Board had earlier singled out Nickelodeon’s shows “The Loud House,” “The Legend of Korra” and “Hey Arnold,” along with the Cartoon Network shows “Steven Universe,” “Adventure Time,” and “Clarence,” accusing them of “damaging” the family.
According to the KFCB complaint, the shows in question have been trying to “normalize, glamorize, and even glorify homosexual behavior.”
The Kenyan censors have said that the six cartoons “are intended to introduce children to deviant behavior,” calling such efforts “obnoxious and inappropriate.”