Several associations fighting against homophobia have filed a complaint for “public homophobic insults and provocations” against Prime Video.
Broadcaster of the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 championships, Prime Vidéo has a lot to do. Three associations – LGBT+ Families, Stop Homophobia and Mousse – have decided to file a complaint against the platform of the American giant Amazon. The latter is accused of not having deleted homophobic songs during the replay of matches.
Three meetings, which all took place at the Vélodrome stadium in Marseille, would be targeted, according to RMC Sport. These would be the OM-Lorient (January 14), OM-PSG (February 26) and OM-Strasbourg (March 12) matches, during which singing “We must kill these fags of…” was sung several times.
[Communiqué] #legalaction ⚖️ Complaint against Amazon “Prime Video” for the replay of matches with homophobic chants, in particular “we must kill these…”
— STOP HOMOPHOBIA (@stop_homophobia) May 23, 2023
“Public incitement to hatred and violence”
“These ‘practices’ are not insignificant, nor are they ‘folklore’, but insults and public incitement to hatred and violence on the grounds of sexual orientation, punishable by the criminal code respectively for six months imprisonment and a fine of 22,500 euros, and one year’s imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros. And if the broadcaster, Amazon therefore, cannot be held responsible for the comments made live, it has a duty to control the rebroadcasts of these hate messages.can we read in the press release published on Tuesday by the associations fighting against homophobia.
And to add: “It should be noted that no current Ligue 1 player openly assumes his homosexuality, and that all those who have done so have had to give up their careers, faced with hostility. And this type of song, propagated without control, contributes to the toxicity of the environment. »