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Same-sex kiss nixed from 'Les Miserables' in Singapore

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by June 13, 2016 General

A kiss between two male actors has been removed from a production of the musical “Les Miserables” in Singapore following complaints from the public.

Singapore’s Media Development Authority told the show’s organizer, Mediacorp VizPro, that the “General” rating it had given the show was based on a script that did not include the same-sex kiss, local media reports said. The show’s producers then decided to remove the kiss.

The authorities in Singapore are known to enforce often stringent guidelines for public performances. In February, Madonna was forced to tone down her concert in the Southeast Asian city state to conform to the MDA’s standards.

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