The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken stern action against Sony Pictures Networks over a disturbing incident on their children’s dance show, Super Dancer Chapter 3. In response to a viral clip on social media, the Commission has written to the network, demanding the immediate removal of the episode from all platforms.
The video showcased judges allegedly asking a minor contestant ‘vulgar & sexually explicit’ questions about his parents on stage. The child’s responses visibly embarrassed his father, while the judges and the audience appeared to find it amusing. The Commission has also asked for an explanation from the channel on the incident, urging them not to stream such inappropriate content targeting young audiences.
NCPCR has written to Sony Pictures Networks over a video on social media showing a clip from an episode of the children’s dance show Super Dancer -Chapter 3 which aired on Sony Entertainment Television where judges were allegedly seen asking a minor “vulgar & sexually explicit”… pic.twitter.com/0w6KwEF6Ye
— ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2023
NCPCR Chairman Priyank Kanoongo told ANI, “We received a complaint from an activist group, ‘Gems of Bollywood’ that there’s a show named Super Dancer 3 on Sony TV in which kids are being ill-treated. We examined the issue and found out that kids are being asked inappropriate questions and they are being put in awkward situations in front of their parents…This is a violation of the guidelines formulated by the NCPCR in the entertainment industry for kids. We’ve written to the concerned channel and DM to begin proceedings in this issue.”
#WATCH | Delhi | “We received a complaint from an activist group, ‘Gems of Bollywood’ that there’s a show named Super Dancer 3 on Sony TV in which kids are being ill-treated. We examined the issue and found out that kids are being asked inappropriate questions and they are being… pic.twitter.com/aq5PBlXLz5
— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2023
Sony Pictures Networks has been given seven days to submit an action taken report and respond to the Commission’s notice. The incident has raised concerns about safeguarding children’s rights on television platforms.