For the second time, this Chinese media outfit is under fire for censoring this year’s Oscars best actor winner, Rami Malek, acceptance speech.
It is not the first that the broadcaster censors streaming content relating homosexuality and LGBTQ.
Mango TV is facing criticism after its online transmission of the Oscars amended a reference to homosexuality in best actor winner Rami Malek’s speech.
Accepting the award for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic of British rock act Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek said the film could help those struggling with their identity.
“We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life unapologetically himself,” Malek said.
But Mango TV, one of China’s most popular channels, avoided using the words “gay man”, instead translating them as “special group”.
The broadcaster has previously come under fire for censoring LGBT references in Eurovision Song Contest.