Australian viewers of "Home and Away" have courageously fought the seven network and won after 100,000 viewers turned off their TV's and complaints have flooded in since the lesbian story-line began two weeks ago.
Producers were forced to cut some of the more intimate close-up images of policewoman Charlie Buckton and deckhand Joey Collins sharing a passionate kiss after dancing together on a boat.
Many concerned viewers contacted the network to say they did not want their children exposed to same-sex relationships in a family show. Home and Away is screened at 7pm and is rated PG.
Defenders of the controversial kiss say that....
"It's sad that in 2009 a kiss is considered more threatening to advertisers and family values than stalkers, serial killers and kidnappers, all of which sustain Summer Bay story-lines on a regular basis."
The difference being that stalkers, serial killers and kidnappers are presented as bad in the storyline while a gay kiss is being presented as something good and normal.