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Showing ‘Underwear’ is Considered Offensive for Malaysians, Censorship Board Warns TV Shopping Shows

today10 September 2021


For illustration purposes only (source: Yiwugo / Malay Mail)

Today, news broke that the Malaysian Film Censorship Board (LPF) said that home shopping shows are not allowed to display underwear on TV to maintain manners, decency, and the sensitivity of a multiethnic and multi-religious Malaysia.

Recently, a letter was sent by LPF to two local broadcasters instructing them to stop advertising men’s and women’s undergarments on their home shopping segments because it was inappropriate for general viewers.

LPF claims that content advertising innerwear, even if it was not worn by live models, goes against the country’s censorship guidelines.

“The Ministry is of the view that although the advertisement do not show undergarments worn live by a model and do not involve any indecent visual displays, advertising ‘undergarments’ will still offend the community, especially those related to race, religion, gender, and age.

“Furthermore, the…

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Written by: Karissa Lund