Cartoon Network’s First Gay Kiss Was Censored

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Cartoon Network has finally debuted their first ever gay characters on the show ‘Clarence’, but according to a writer on the show, their first kiss was subject to censorship.

In the episode “Neighborhood Grill,” Clarence’s teacher, Miss Baker is waiting for her blind date when she mistakes a handsome patron as her potential date. The man is then greeted by his date with two pecks on the cheek.

According to Huffpost UK:

However, the show’s writer, Spencer Rothbell, has confirmed that the gay couple originally kissed on the lips and one of them gave his partner flowers.

The scene was changed in order to get the green light from Cartoon Network, who air the show.

He later added: “It’s such a minor throwaway moment but I guess it’s better than nothing. Maybe one day the main character can be gay and it won’t be a big deal.”

Watch the scene below: