Ellen Barkin Says Utah NBC Affilate Dropping of ‘The New Normal’ Is “Censorship”

Ellen Barkin Says Utah NBC Affilate Dropping of ‘The New Normal’ Is “Censorship”
Ellen Barkin came out swinging again against the NBC Utah affiliate that decided not to show The New Normal. “Yes, it’s an affiliate’s right to ban something but I think it is censorship,” said the actress told Deadline today of the Ksl-tv decision. “For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time,” announced Jeff Simpson, CEO of the station’s parent company, Bonneville International last week. Soon afterwards Barkin took to her Twitter account, calling the affiliate’s decision “blatantly homophic.” On a conference call today, Barkin, after some initial hesitation, reiterated her position and asked why Ksl-tv would air a violent show like Law & Order: Svu but not a show about “a same sex couple that want to have a child.” Created by Glee boss Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler, The New Normal is about a gay couple that is
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