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ABC Again Puts Parental Advisory on Ellen

Lesbian and gay rights supporters are once again criticizing ABC after the network reversed its earlier decision to discontinue the use of parental advisory warnings on the TV show Ellen. Two weeks ago, activists protested the use of the advisory warnings, claiming ABC’s application of the warnings was unfair and discriminatory. ABC backed down from its position and removed the warnings from Ellen’s next episode. ABC has now stated that it will use parental advisory warnings on future episodes. Arguing that other heterosexual TV shows are far more sexually explicit, The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is protesting ABC’s decision, maintaining that the advisory sets a double standard for gays and lesbians.

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UPI - October 27, 1997