GLAAD and the National Hispanic Media Coalition have filed a joint complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against Liberman Broadcasting and KRCA. The complaint responds to broadcasts of the popular Spanish-language television talk show José Luis Sin Censura, where offensive language and "verbal and physical attacks against women and LGBT people" are common.
In over twenty episodes that aired between June 18 and December 7, 2010, the program contained images and language of the nature that is never displayed or is bleeped out of pre-taped English-language programs of the same nature, including the words "pinche" ("f*cking" in English) and "culero" ("assf*cker"), anti-gay language, including epithets such as ""maricón," "joto" and "puñal" (or "f*ggot"), and anti-Latino slurs, such as "mojado" ("wetback"). The program frequently featured blatant nudity and female guests have been shown in violent fights. Hypersexualized images of women's breasts and genitals while stripping for male guests and audience members also make up routine offerings. Guests and audience members were often incited to engage in verbal and even physical attacks, especially against people perceived to be LGBT. Many episodes showed the audience standing and shouting anti-gay epithets and profanity at guests.
The groups have launched an online action with the Women's Media Center, where concerned community members and allies can send e-mails to the FCC supporting the complaint or file their own complaints.
GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios and NHMC President Alex Nogales will discuss the FCC complaint during an online press conference live-streamed today at 1PM EST / 10AM PST.
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