Kenya bans Disney Channel TV show Andi Mack over gay character

Kenya's Film Classification Board have banned the programme


Kenya has banned Disney Channel TV show Andi Mack over its gay character.

The season two premier of the children's television show featured 13-year-old Cyrus coming out to his friend Buffy after realising his feelings for a boy named Jonah.

The episode is part of an LGBT storyline in which Cyrus, played by Joshua Rush, comes to terms with his sexuality and wrestles with how to tell his girlfriend, Iris.

While many have praised the storyline, Kenya's Film Classification Board banned the programme on Monday (October 30), Variety reports.

Ezekiel Mutua, the CEO of the FCB, took to Twitter to reveal the news and condemned the show in a series of tweets in which he stated: "Gay content will not air in Kenya... Period!"

Another tweet read: "When it comes to protecting children from exposure to bad content we are resolute and unapologetic."

His final tweet read: "Family is the basic unit of society and it's derived from a union between a man and a woman."

Mutua wasn't the only one to express outrage over the TV show, as One Million Moms launched a Disney Channel boycott over the gay storyline.