Schitt's Creek creator Dan Levy criticises 'censorship' of same-sex kiss
Dan Levy created Schitt's Creek with his actor father Eugene
Co-creator of sitcom Schitt's Creek has criticized Comedy Central India for editing footage of kissing another man from a published scene.
Dan Levy said "the censorship of gay intimacy" made a "harmful statement" against his show's message of inclusiveness.
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The broadcaster posted the clip on Twitter last March to promote the housewarming episode of the series' fifth season.
Comedy Central India hasn't responded yet, but the U.S. parent company posted a GIF of the kiss in question.
The Housewarming episode shows a game of Spin the Bottle in which different characters dare to kiss each other.
In the clip posted on Comedy Central India's Twitter feed, the moment Ted (Dustin Milligan) kisses Levy's character David was cut.
It was the only kiss that was removed from the scene in which two women are kissing and one woman is kissing a man.
Both Levys were honored at last month's Emmy Awards
"You showed the kiss between two women, you showed the kiss between a woman and a man and then removed the kiss between two men?" Levy wrote on Twitter.
"This is a show about the power of inclusivity. The censorship of gay intimacy makes a harmful statement against this message."
After Dan Levy posted his first message, he went back to Twitter and added, "For those who are confused, this is a channel in India." He said the US iteration of the station has always been "gracious and respectful".
The series follows the impressive string of awards Schitt's Creek received in the sixth and final season at last month's Emmy Awards.
The show that Levy created with his actor father Eugene tells the story of a family who move to a motel in a small town after losing their fortune.
The Canadian sitcom praised the portrayal of LGBTQ + people, including Dan Levy's character and friend Patrick.
It also gave a significant boost to the real world motel, which doubles in size for the show's fictional rosebud establishment.
It was reported this week that the motel owner is now attempting to sell the seven-acre property in Orangeville, Ontario.
"It was a special property for us and I would love to continue it as a tribute to Rosebud and Schitt's Creek," said owner Jesse Tipping.
"It has potential and I want this piece of Canadian history to breathe new life."
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