Music TV channel fined $14ok for ‘gay propaganda’

A court docket in Moscow has imposed a fantastic of 1 million rubles ($13,780) on Russian music channel ‘Muz TV’ after being discovered responsible of selling so-called non-traditional sexual relations amongst youngsters.

The penalty is the biggest doable that may be given to an organization for breaking this regulation.

The court docket determination comes after an announcement in June by Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor, which revealed that it might analyze the recording of the Muz-TV Music Awards. The ceremony was not marked as 18+ and was broadcast through the day, which means that the watchdog believed it might have damaged the regulation.

Although Roskomnadzor didn’t clarify the precise second that was deemed unacceptable, the award present broadcast triggered a stir on the time after it pictured pop stars Philipp Kirkorov and Dava arriving in a white convertible surrounded by flowers and topless males.

Muz-TV additionally confirmed footage of well-known blogger Igor Sinyak sporting a costume and TikTok star Danya Milohin donning an outfit consisting of half a tuxedo and half a pink costume.

In 2013, Russia enacted what is thought colloquially because the “gay propaganda law,” which carried out restrictions on the endorsement of “non-traditional sexual values among minors.” The laws has been criticized internationally, its detractors each at home and overseas calling it an assault on LGBT rights. Ruling social gathering politicians have even questioned the regulation, with then-MP Oksana Pushkina saying final yr that state coverage “needs to be adjusted.”

Last month, two MPs from Russia’s ruling social gathering introduced that they supposed to complain to the Prosecutor General after two male comedians kissed on a nationally broadcast TV comedy present, which one of many MPs dubbed as “disgusting.”

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