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Koreans furious over lesbian TV drama

After much criticism by viewers, KBS has announced that they will be halting the airing of their lesbian-themed drama, "Daughters of Club Bilitis."

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12th August 2011 10:43

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

According to allkpop website, producer Choi Ji-young announced, "The drama is rated for 19 years and above. As it’s centred on a controversial issue in society, we’re concerned that it will harm teens that either don’t have the critical ability to make judgments, or are lacking in it. Starting from this morning, we have decided to halt the program altogether."

The producer added, "Since the drama has become a controversy, we feel that teens are getting more curious about it. We will come up with further restrictions for internet dramas rated as for 19 years and above only."

"There were clashes of opinion with the parent group, but we are all hoping for Korean society to advance in a positive direction. We’ll be using time to resolve the differences in our opinions."

As previously reported, the drama has become a highly controversial topic online. As of today, the drama’s homepage board currently holds 3,500 posts, the majority of them being criticisms. Parent groups even made visits to the KBS office to voice their opposition of the drama.