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‘I am Cait’ — TV Series Banned

Photo Credit: (WP:NFCC#4)/Wikipedia
Photo Credit: (WP:NFCC#4)/Wikipedia

A reality show about Caitlyn Jenner becoming a transgender woman will no longer be shown in Africa following complaints from viewers.

African Broadcaster Multichoice said the I am Cait series would be dropped, out of respect for customers’ views and Africa’s diverse regulatory environments.

The move came after a request from Nigerian authorities. Multichoice’s DSTV service broadcasts to the whole continent.

Caitlyn Jenner was a gold medal-winning Olympic athlete as Bruce Jenner before announcing her decision to become a woman in April 2015.

Some parents in Nigeria had said they did not want their children to watch Jenner’s show.

It is the second time the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has asked pan-African broadcasters to stop showing transgender-related material.

Critics say the decisions risk setting a precedent where a single country can effectively decide what TV viewers across the whole continent can watch.

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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