e.tv Playboy nudity complaint dismissed

2013-05-30 10:44

Cape Town - A TV programme aired after midnight featuring women's breasts fell within the broadcasting code, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) said on Thursday.

A viewer had complained about the Playboy Playmates which e.tv aired just after midnight on 7 April.

The complaint was that explicit nudity should not be shown on a free-to-air channel and that some people would not be able to adequately "contextualise" the content.

The tribunal found e.tv had displayed a warning before the show stating a rating of "18, with nudity and language", and that viewer discretion was advised.

Freedom of choice

The age advisory was shown at the start and after each advert break. The women's pubic areas were blocked out.

"The tribunal held that freedom of choice permits adults to watch this kind of material, which does not amount to explicit sex or child pornography," tribunal chairman Kobus van Rooyen said.

"TV licences are, in the ordinary course, held by adults, who must take the necessary measures to ensure that children do not watch this type of programme."

He said the test for programmes was that of a normal adult who, according to the law, must tolerate the possibility that other adults may wish to watch programmes containing nudity or sex at a late hour.

"It is not our task to decide whether the material has a positive moral message or not, but whether there is any cogent reason for stopping this kind of material from being broadcast after midnight."

The complaint was dismissed.

Comments

  • Chreamz George - 2013-05-30 10:56

    Christians and their Morality.

      Jo Ape - 2013-05-30 12:40

      I really don't know what I hate more. Retards like Chreamz George or missing out on boobies :)

      Chreamz George - 2013-05-30 13:06

      Bloody Morons and their Magical Sky Daddy.

      Lucky Luke - 2013-05-30 16:54

      Oh no. I missed this show!!

      Lucy Williamson - 2013-05-31 07:04

      No Chreamz - I bet you it was a wife whose body could no longer compete with the Playgirls - she laid the complaint! Grrr...

      Chreamz George - 2013-05-31 08:49

      @Dada Dudu, we've read between the lines. Like someone referring to another as idiot, such a person is an idiot him/herself.

      Robert Cerff - 2013-05-31 12:10

      Personally I think they should can the show... if you're going to blur out half of the show, what's the point? Other than that... BOOBS!!!!

      Chreamz George - 2013-05-31 13:12

      Swallow your christianity arrogance and unblock your arteries. These movies are good for hypertention prevention.

  • John Schimper - 2013-05-30 11:01

    Dammit I missed it! !!!!!! AGAIN! !!!

      Klippies Coke - 2013-05-30 15:24

      I love boobies

      James Sepeng - 2013-05-31 05:10

      Damn!!!! when is the repeat???

      Branden Hart - 2013-05-31 11:14

      @ James - Why was this not on DSTV - Re Runs galore!

  • Thabo Tebele - 2013-05-30 11:07

    Its bloody reliIdIoTs again,how about if you don't like something then do not watch it.

      Fishy Abraham - 2013-05-30 14:53

      Nowhere does the article mention that it was a person of religion that lodged the complaint. For all we know, it could've been a morally strict atheist...

  • Robert Sidney - 2013-05-30 11:08

    Please, I fell asleep watching it. Anyway, if you're up that time of the night then you shouldn't complain.

  • Tebza Rau Rau - 2013-05-30 11:11

    Some ppl need to get lives, nx, DIE!

  • Tebza Rau Rau - 2013-05-30 11:11

    Some ppl need to get lives, nx, DIE!

  • Siyolo Brandy - 2013-05-30 11:19

    What does that person expect 2 see on midnight? Takalane sesame,ben 10?. Please ppl grow up. If you dnt like it dnt watch it.

      Wally Wal - 2013-05-30 11:52

      You should be in bed by that time meneer not scrolling around channels and then complain Im gonna tell your how naughty you are

      Wally Wal - 2013-05-30 11:52

      You should be in bed by that time meneer not scrolling around channels and then complain Im gonna tell your mother how naughty you are

  • Renny Meere - 2013-05-30 11:22

    How dare we look at women's breasts, we should be punished.

      Chreamz George - 2013-05-30 11:36

      Are you saying women mustn't breast feed in public???. What about men's six packs, is that also immoral to look at??.

      Bob Wowzer - 2013-05-30 12:11

      Pretty sure Meere was being sarcastic George...

      Chreamz George - 2013-05-30 12:51

      You people lay your hands on our women, when "praying" for them. The difference is the same.

  • Warren Davis - 2013-05-30 11:23

    they blur out the gash anyways...not acceptible, this country is crap!

  • Annette le Roux - 2013-05-30 11:34

    Wow wow I have mist it!!

      c0l1ard - 2013-05-30 11:49

      Mist sure it shouldn't be moist

  • Hirschel Heilbron - 2013-05-30 11:37

    i ask myself what kind of person give the go ahead for such harmful viewing and then justify it by saying people are "responsible" for their own reactions...it is similar to when they made sex availble to all by promoting condems and said that people has the freedom to choose...how can this country get better when immorality is being promoted...the mindsets of the leadership in our beautiful country should to be transformed and renewed...then there will be hope and a beautiful future for the inhbitants of this country..."darksouthafrica"

      Victoria du Buisson - 2013-05-30 15:17

      Would you like your freedom of choice to be taken away? How about if someone straps you down and forces you to watch what you don't want to? You wouldn't like that, so why say that people don't have the freedom of choice to watch porn? Also, if all they showed were boobs, then how is it any worse than any of the 8pm movies that show sex scenes or blood and guts? Don't be so pathetic as to say that promoting condoms is immoral - condoms help prevent disease and unwanted pregnancies. People will have sex regardless, so rather give us the choice and freedom to be safe about it. Gosh you are thick! If you don't like porn, don't watch. If you don't like condoms, don't have sex. Simple as that, now shut up!

      Klippies Coke - 2013-05-30 15:27

      How can this country get better with such a closed mind... or is it a closet mind? Open you eyes, love and respect the boobies.

      Jay Man - 2013-05-30 16:34

      Since when is sex immoral? And they "promoted condems (sic)" to stop the spread of the virus. Get a life please.

  • Jaco Nel - 2013-05-30 11:45

    Shame what a misrable person you must be to complain about that

  • c0l1ard - 2013-05-30 11:48

    You know what my issue is, it's those stupid ads they show. SMS porn to #### porn, porn can't they come up with something better.

  • nkululeko.zulu.5 - 2013-05-30 11:48

    Who the Hell Are you to complain about my favourate show?!!!!!

  • Andrew Behr - 2013-05-30 11:52

    i hate it when they dsmm block off things damm!!!!!why just damm show everthing man

  • Mfanelo Mgwigwi - 2013-05-30 11:52

    Hating is a full time job I see. The hater never quits! Always looking for the next thing to hate on. Cheers to the haters!

  • Tim Norris - 2013-05-30 12:11

    Well done to the BCCSA for their display of common sense.

  • Bob Wowzer - 2013-05-30 12:14

    These imbeciles who complain about anything that they don't agree with should have their names and faces made public and charged all costs related to processing the complaint.

  • Clement Arnoldus - 2013-05-30 12:33

    The complaint must have come from a very small narrow mind from 1875

  • Berto Petra Mostert - 2013-05-30 12:45

    I'm not against pornography as such! There are unfortuanately borderline psychaitric adults (who have TV licences) who can be triggered off to do something funny! A sharp knife in the hands of a toddler is not a good idea!

      Cathy De Jongh - 2013-05-30 13:11

      What?

      Jay Man - 2013-05-30 16:36

      Newsflash... you can get FREE porn on the internet easily. And much more hardcore stuff then boobies. Showing an x-rated show after midnight on the tv doesn't do sh*t.

  • Chreamz George - 2013-05-30 13:20

    They watch it while having all-night prayers, in the presence of their Lord Jesus and he couldn't unglue his eyes from the titties.

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2013-05-30 13:40

    We loved that programme. It is good for blood circulation.

  • Wadzanayi Robert Mubaiwa - 2013-05-30 16:21

    i second that

  • Andries Nel - 2013-05-30 16:37

    GOOD... GROW UP. The person that complained is OBVIOUSLY a virgin...

  • Terry Whiting - 2013-05-31 07:53

    I missed it, but I bet they watched the whole show. PATHETIC.U can see boobs in pg 16 films.

  • Leon du Plessis - 2013-05-31 08:31

    1Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 1Cor 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

      Gregory Wells-Clifton - 2013-05-31 09:01

      Say what? Then I guess any unmarried person, having sex, ain't gonna see this playground you speak of somewhere up there. That pencil you took from work, yeah right, your ticket to the sauna downstairs. You jacked (abusers of self)........... doomed dude, doomed. Get a grip

  • Koz Ikan - 2013-06-01 15:39

    Well done....

  • Eggrery Muonja - 2013-06-02 20:48

    I can not stop to watch the programmme that I like, its the job of you parents to protect ur children not to watch it.

  • Martin Grobler - 2013-10-25 10:38

    I just would like to mention that this programme is back on ETV. How long is this nudity on a free channel going to continue?

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