A group of Nigerian parents are calling for the Nigerian Broadcast Commission to ban the airing of “I Am Jazz” a TV show which is set to start airing on Oct. 27, 2015 on TLC Channel & available to watch on DSTV Channel 172.
The reason they are requesting the show is banned is because of it’s transgender theme.
According to the show’s synopsis,
Although born male, Jazz Jennings is a transgender female and has been living as a girl since kindergarten. Parents Jeanette and Greg have spent the years finding doctors to treat their daughter, while fighting the discrimination and misconceptions associated with what it means to be transgender. But, now that Jazz is 14, she is on the brink of the biggest challenge of her life: high school
This morning I received a BBM message enjoining Nigerian parents to petition NBC to stop the show from airing in Nigeria. The message read,