Citizen TV’s 10 Over 10 hosted by Joey Muthengi and Willis Raburu is an ‘indecent show that goes against everything that a morally upright society holds dear,’ Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO, Ezekiel Mutua has said.
The Friday night show which does come out of the watershed period that is between 5am and 10pm, he says is one of the most obscene show to ever air on mainstream media.
”Although 10/10 comes outside the watershed period (10pm) it involves young boys and girls behaving badly live on set, and in-between it advertises beer, cigarettes and condoms. This is a discotheque on tv,” Mutua lamented.
The show parades young boys and girls ‘gyrating’ their bodies as the hosts, ‘irresponsible adults,’ cheer them on.
”This is one of the most obscene shows ever to be aired on the mainstream media in Kenya where young boys and girls are paraded in a diabolical show of scatology, engulfed in smoke, amidst blaring and deafening noise. It’s the epitome of indecency and goes against everything that a morally upright society holds dear. To have young boys and girls gyrating their bodies on each other like lunatics while being cheered on by irresponsible adults who call themselves show hosts is the most disgusting abuse of national frequencies,” he added.
The moral policeman, reckons that the show goes against content regulation guidelines and should be condemned. He has therefore submitted a bill to Parliament that will ensure that content that could potentially erode children’s morals is regulated.
”The bigger picture should be for all of us to work together to promote decency and ensure that unpalatable content with potential to corrupt moral values is not shown to our children. KFCB has submitted a bill in Parliament to strengthen our mandate in content regulation but consumers have the power to say no to such indecency like 10/10!” he said on social media.
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