GLAAD Files Complaint Against 'Jose Luis Sin Censura'

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The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) filed an FCC complaint on Monday against the Los Angeles Spanish-language television talk show Jose Luis Sin Censura. The show is produced by the Burbank, California-based Liberman Broadcasting and airs in Los Angeles on KRCA Channel 62.

The show routinely features “indecent, profane, and obscene material, offensive language, nudity, and on-air verbal and physical attacks against women as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people,” the groups said in a statement.

The show, which premiered last June, often incites guests and audience members 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,” according to GLAAD.

"It is extremely disturbing to see a show like José Luis Sin Censura air this violent language with impunity and without any regard for the safety of our community,” GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios said. “At a time when LGBT youth and adults face harassment and violence, it is unacceptable for media to fuel such a climate of intolerance about our community."

GLAAD has also launched an online petition against the show.