Philippines’ Big Brother suspended because of kissing, bikini dancing

The Philippines’ edition of Big Brother, known as Pinoy Big Brother, got in trouble because it showed kissing and houseguests dancing in a bikini.

The show has previously been warned “to make [the show] more wholesome.” But it crossed the line and the Movie & Television Review & Classification Board took action.

The MTRCB said in a letter that the PG rating was inappropriate because the series included “kissing scene between housemates Chx and Sam, gyrating dances in skimpy bikini, double entendre dialogue and use of skimpy bikini.” Thus, the show did not air today.

Damn. What would happen if, hypothetically, “stripped down to his underwear and [danced] about with the broom” and later “put an orange in his pants … dyed his hair blue … passed out on the lawn, and then barfed his guts out several times”? Or if a player was an unrepentant liar? Or called all the show’s viewers “pieces of shit”?

MTRCB Suspends Pinoy Big Brother [Pinoy Big Brother]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.