The Mormon capital of the world, Salt Lake City, has banned NBC’s new fall comedy due to the homosexual content of the show. An NBC affiliate, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will not air The New Normal because it focuses around a gay couple who invite a surrogate mother into their lives to add a child to the family.
Huffington Post reported that the station deemed the show’s content inappropriate for the targeted audience.
“For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time,” Jeff Simpson, CEO of Bonneville International, said after watching the pilot episode. “The dialogue is excessively rude and crude; the scenes are too explicit and the stereotypes are offensive on all sides.”
NBC defended The New Normal saying that it makes “a statement about the changing definition of the nuclear family.” Since then, KSL has been receiving criticism from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for their decision.
The New Normal is set to premiere on September 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET. Will you be a rebel and watch the show, or will you follow KSL’s decision and not give The New Normal a chance?
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