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Uganda Bans Dutch Film ‘The Dinner Club’ for ‘Glorifying Homosexuality’



The Embassy of The Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda announced that the Uganda’s censorship board has banned a Dutch film, The Dinner Club, after accusing it of “glorifying homosexuality”.

The embassy made the announcement in a Facebook post that it “deplored” the decision to ban the film.

It then published the full list of objections from the media council which also include using lurid language and smoking, especially by women.

The Uganda Media Council described the film as women forming a “Dinner Club which is, in reality, a sort of brothel”, and said the film included scenes of “gay men sauntering away drunk”.

It said “while glorifying homosexuality two women say marriage (presumably to men) is hard work! This is against Ugandan values.”

The council also objected to one man calling another a “hot chick”.

In the comments under the embassy’s Facebook post, many people support the media council’s stand.

One person said: “People from the West should know that Uganda has a culture and it’s very right to prohibit what they see as evil or will torment our culture.”

But the embassy gets some support, with another person writing: “This is just unfortunate. The author at the media council does not represent the views of the majority of Ugandans. In fact, he has greatly embarrassed many of us.”

The film was released in 2010 and was due to be shown at a European film festival in Uganda.

But the Embassy of the Netherlands said it will no longer taking part in the festival.


  1. Lol

    May 17, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Se dan dan ni!

    • Omobe Sankawale

      May 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

      wa’ iz this mean ?! in Eng plzzz

  2. sharon

    May 17, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Hypocritical bunch!!

  3. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    May 17, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I’m confused oh! Which kain movies are they watching In Uganda that don’t show all these minus the homosexuality part? Dem wan overtake us for religiousness?

    • Omobe Sankawale

      May 17, 2017 at 8:28 am

      My brother, ur hobby, no be my hobby!

  4. BlueEyed

    May 17, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Please I wanna see this movie!

    • bellanaija abeg post our comments

      May 17, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Typical Nigerian!

  5. king Bey

    May 17, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Uganda big thumbs up

  6. Omobe Sankawale

    May 17, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Well done Uganda! Standing tall against these western deflamatory inferior cultures. Well done Uganda, as the last Kingdom of ‘upright’ Black men.

    God knows out of control ethnic inter-breeding is setting up Nigeria to go off like a stink bomb @ wedding party!

    Some of the acceptable cultural trends there are shocking, infact most things in Nigeria are shocking…..who trully owns that land ?!

    Please make sure u check out on youtube random unknown nigerian song artist : “Princes Vitarah – 20 inches.” – praising Donal Trump and “everything-white!”

    • Idomagirl

      May 18, 2017 at 12:11 am

      “God knows out of control ethnic inter-breeding is setting up Nigeria to go off like a stink bomb @ wedding party!”

      Bigot. It pains you that Nigerians are intermarrying across ethnic lines?

  7. Rose

    May 17, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Good on them!

  8. Nv

    May 17, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    ‘Hot chick’


  9. Idomagirl

    May 18, 2017 at 12:09 am

    So women saying that “marriage to men is hard lwork” is against Ugandan values?
    But isn’t marriage hardwork?

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