Things are a bit different in South Africa. The soap Rhythm City has provoked some controversy with a kiss between the characters Stone (Zenzo Ngqobe) and Thula (Wright Ngubeni), whose mother has been struck down with HIV. Thula is selling his body to a married man; his best friend Stone finds out and confronts him, then plants a sexy kiss on Thula.
London has a new mayor, and he's both racist and homophobic. Here's some of the well-documented comments our new mayor, Boris Johnson, has made in the past:
"Right, let's go and look at some more piccaninnies." The Observer, 2003. Remark made to Unicef workers and their black driver in Uganda.
"It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies." Daily Telegraph, 2002.
"I'm down with the ethnics. You can't out-ethnic me." BBC Asian Network, 2008.
"Gay marriage can only ever be a ludicrous parody of the real thing." Daily Telegraph, 2005.
"The clerics gave us [journalists] a wigging for being so mean to the Church of England ... Why did we draw attention to tricky subjects like homosexuality, aka the Pulpit Poofs issue?" The Spectator, 2000.
"I will add Papua New Guinea to my global itinerary of apology." After suggesting the country was known for "chief-killing and cannibalism".
London, hang your head in shame. You make me sick.