‘I Am Cait’ Caitlyn Jenner TV Show Banned Across All Of Africa After Complaints By Nigeria
Caitlyn Jenner's reality TV show "I Am Cait" has been dropped across the entire African Continent, reports the BBC.
"I Am Cait" depicts Jenner's transition into a woman, and this subject matter did not sit well with some viewers.
Multichoice decided they would drop "I Am Cait" after the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) made an official request. According to the Nigerian publication The Whistler, Nigerian parents complained that they did not think that Jenner's show was good for their children to watch.
Multichoice decided to drop the show citing "respect for customers' views" and "Africa's diverse regulatory environments."
This is the second time the NBC has asked pan-African broadcasters to drop transgender-related programming.
According to Channel 24, the NBC asked Multichoice to drop "I Am Jazz," A TLC network reality TV show about the life of transgender teenager Jazz Jennings.
These anti-trans moves have been criticized by some questioning why a single country can dictate programming for an entire continent.
Caitlyn Jenner, a former Olympic gold medal-winner, has become the most eminent transgender person in history since she began her transition from Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn last year. She has become a huge supporter for trans rights and a voice for the community.
In the last season of "I Am Cait," Jenner and her group of trans girlfriends set out on a cross-country road trip promoting trans rights.
However, Jenner has not been a figure without controversy. She has come under scrutiny for her undying support for the Republican Party. She had publically supported Ted Cruz, who is extremely anti-trans. She had even come out and said that Hillary Clinton "did not care about women." This statement was considered hypocritical since Cruz has tried to defund Planned Parenthood.
What do you think about Multichoice's decision to take "I Am Cait" off the air across Africa? Let us know in the comments below.