TEN edits Glee for PG timeslot again
TEN cuts Glee for a PG timeslot but denies it was related to same-sex couples.
Fans of Glee last night noticed that ELEVEN had made cuts to the episode “I Do” and took to their Facebook page to object.
In the episode implied sex scenes between Kurt & Blaine and Santana & Quinn were edited, yet heterosexual ones remained. A scene with Finn and Rachel, whereby Rachel removes her clothing so that it is implied she is naked under the bed covers, remained intact.
As one fan noted:
Tonight you aired Glees 14th episode of season 4. During the episode there was serval couples who had implied sex scenes. Two were homosexual couples and 3 were straight couples. For some unexplainable reason you decided to cut out one of the homosexual scenes that involved the characters Santana and Quinn.
The scene they were involved in was no more “sexually explicit” than the other couples scenes so I see no reason as to why it was cut other than that they were in fact two females.
Last year during season 3 a scene between Kurt and Blaine was cut. In that scene they were merely discussing sex/sexual things.
This is starting to become a pattern.
I and I’m sure many others agree, you really need to rethink what scenes you cut and your reasoning for cutting said scenes.
A spokesperson from TEN told TV Tonight, “Last night’s episode of Glee was aired in a PG timeslot. Edits were made due to a self-harm reference and overtly sexual references. These were not related to the same sex nature of the content, but due to the level of the sexual reference.”
TEN has previously edited Glee to make the show fit a PG timeslot.
Last month it moved the show from TEN to ELEVEN and could have moved it to an M timeslot, but kept it at PG.