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Hungary finds Netflix cartoon with gay kiss broke law – POLITICO


Hungary’s media regulator said today that a Netflix children’s show breached a controversial anti-LGBTQ+ law by showing girls kissing.

The National Media and Communications Authority said their investigation found a scene where two girls confessed their love and kissed each other “could harm the moral development of minors”. Another scene where creepy creatures chase characters was also considered problematic for children.

The Netflix series, “Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous”, was aimed at children aged 7 and over, but the Hungarian regulator said the streaming company should only have recommended its show to teenagers over the age of 12.

The media regulator opened an investigation in August following “several complaints” about the Netflix show in breach of an anti-LGBTQ+ law passed in 2021, which prohibits promotion and portrayal to children and adults. adolescents of what she calls “the divergence from self-identity corresponding to sex at birth, sex reassignment or homosexuality.

The Hungarian authority has indicated that it will ask the Dutch broadcasting regulator (CVDM) to investigate the case. Netflix’s European headquarters are in the Netherlands.

He added that his decision was similar to that of the British Board of Film Classification, which advised children against watching the series due to dangerous behavior.”

Netflix declined to comment. The Dutch media regulator did not respond in time for publication.

The European Commission has taken Budapest to the EU Court of Justice over the law. A date for the court proceedings has not yet been set, according to a court spokesperson.




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