The first lesbian kiss aired on South Korean television took place on Wednesday in a popular drama, “Seonam Girls High School Investigators.”
The kiss has been met with criticism in the Asian country, with the broadcast regulator, the Korea Communications Standard Commission receiving complaints.
They said: “We will decide whether this is an issue after we look into it, and whether there is any violation of broadcast policy.”
A spokesperson for the producer, JTBC cable channel, said the kiss was ‘necessary to the plot.’
A representative for the program said homosexuality was the first topic production director Yeo Yoon wanted to broach.
The representative added that their decision to include the scene was based on talks with gay students: “The homosexual students we’ve met have said that they are treated unfairly at school.
“We do not believe it is our prerogative to judge whether these students are right or wrong. We therefore went ahead with the scene in the hopes that diversity can be accepted and embraced.”