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Singapore broadcaster under fire for depicting gay people as child predators

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Mediacorp, the state-owned broadcast network in Singapore, has apologized for airing a storyline of a popular soap opera that depicted gay men as predators.My Guardian Angels tells the story of three single mothers struggling to raise their children in modern Singapore.

One recent storyline which began in April and spanned seven episodes, depicted a closeted basketball coach seducing his young, male students and infecting them with STDs.

The storyline concluded with the coach going to jail for child molestation.Now, after weeks of public backlash, Mediacorp has issued an apology, saying it had “no intention to disrespect or discriminate against any persons or community.

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