Italian Broadcaster Apologizes for Cutting ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Gay Sex Scene After Web Outcry

Italian broadcaster Rai says it will reair an episode of How To Get Away With Murder after it was called out for deleting a gay sex scene between Jack Falahee and Conrad Riamora.

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Followers of the show caught the edit late last week:

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Soon after, creator Pete Nowalk,  producer Shonda Rhimes, and actor Jack Falahee spoke out against the censorship.

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The broadcaster has now apologized (Twitter translation): “An excess of modesty made us make mistakes and apologize. Tomorrow night the original at 21.05 on

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Writes The Hollywood Reporter:

Ilaria Dallatana, director of RaiDue, while not acknowledging censorship, reinforced to Italian media that the incident was merely the mistake of an overzealous editor. She pointed out that programming such as How to Get Away With Murder and Jane the Virgin (surrogacy is illegal in Italy) is helping to move the conversation about difficult topics forward in the country. “Even these controversies help us to take the right steps for the future. As demonstrated by our new programming schedules, RaiDue will be increasingly sensitive to the complexity of the contemporary world.”

Falahee declared victory:

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