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BBC defends decision to air teenage same-sex kiss on The Next Step after complaints about episode – The Independent

Statement posted to the BBC website revealed some people had complained about the moment, which received widespread praise from other viewers



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The BBC has defended its decision to air a same-sex kiss on CBBC show The Next Step.
In July, the popular mockumentary-style show, which follows members of a competitive dance studio, aired a kiss between characters Jude (Molly Sanders) and Cleo (Dani Verago), after they performed a routine together.
The moment received widespread praise from fans and critics, who viewed the scene as a landmark moment both for the show and for depictions of LGBTQ+ people on TV.
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