I Haven’t seen the show raja is talking abt, but I have read numerous posts against MTV Ktir salbeh and LOL shows recently. I understand more the point of view of those posts, after reading this open letter,
for all those who would like to know more about it… here it is!
Dear MTV Lebanon,
Your popular TV show Ktir Salbeh has recently been airing skits that ridicule a number of minorities, be they domestic workers, Palestinians, or gay people. In an episode that aired February 22, 2012, you featured a stereotypically gay man singing a love song to another man in a mocking way.
I understand that, as a TV station, your main aim is to increase viewership. But, as a TV station, you have a responsibility to your viewers, and to the country, to not spread hate. While you may think that your skits are only meant to make people laugh, they are part of a much bigger system of hate and oppression.
Growing up, I had my fair share of bullying.
I was teased constantly, called a fag (or its French or Arabic equivalent), made fun of, etc.
I was once beaten up, not that badly, but it…
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