The BCCSA finds Generations not guilty

They reportedly received over 160 complaints about the episode in question

By  | Dec 06, 2018, 01:43 AM

The BCCSA finds Generations not guilty

Back in July, Mfundi Vundla and the Generations the Legacy production team found themselves in hot water after airing a series of steamy sex scenes between Smanga and Thabi but they have since been found not guilty for breaching the broadcasting code of conduct. 

Earlier today, The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) shared their rulings and finding with regards to that Generations episodes when Smanga (played by Moopi Mothibeli) and Thabi (played by Mo Setumo) engaged in some BDSM.

Oh, and did you know Mo Setumo has officially left Generations?

That scene and a few others between Smanga and Tshidi (played by Letoya Makhene) left viewers livid, with most of the complaints stemming from their belief that Generations is a family show and should therefore not show any sex or the simulation thereof. 

The BCCSA finds Generations not guilty
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The episodes, which aired  aired between 11 and 18 July 2017, received approximately 160 complaints in total, with four of them in writing. In order for the BCCSA to pursue complaints, they have to be submitted in writing.

Although the production has been found not guilty, their freedom comes with a "but." 

From now on, the show has to place this audience advisory message on screen as a warning for "ultra-suggestive" scenes:

"Today's episode may contain some scenes which involve suggestive sex. Viewer discretion is advised."

According to TVSA, complainants asked that the BCCSA rule for the show to either be moved to a later time slot, when children are asleep, or it should be given an age restriction of 18. 

Some even asked for the show to be canned completely but the BCCSA did not agree with any of these suggestions.

You can read the full judgement by clicking here.


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