BSA upholds "loser's" complaint

Aucklander Cyril Lotriet complained to the Broadcasting Standards Authority following an episode of Back of the Y, which aired on C4 at 10.30pm on January 27 .

The programme showed a skit involving “Jesus” being beaten up by Santa Claus, as well as a skit entitled “Pooman and Wees”, in which the character Pooman threw imitation faeces at his enemies and Wees tried to clean faeces off a woman by spraying her with imitation urine.

Mr Lotriet said the Jesus skit launched an “unadulterated defamatory attack on Christianity”, that suggested Jesus was not wanted in society. He said the skit amounted to a “hate crime”.

He also complained the programme contained “scenes of simulated masturbation, cursing, bare bottoms, excrement, excrement hitting the face of a person” and “references to sodomy”.

The broadcaster, TVWorks, said none of the programme’s content was meant to be taken seriously and that the target audience would have understood the farcical approach to themes like religion.


I did a google search on the name “Cyril Lotriet” and found a post supposedly made by him commenting on this article about San Diego County officials shutting down a bible study group. (4th comment down)  

It seems dear old Cyril believes in “freedom of preach”. The right for people to preach the bible, but want to ban everything else.

What was old Cyril doing up at 10.30 at night and watching C4 anyway? It just shows you that the BSA is a farce.


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