15 Of The Most Ridiculous English Words Censored On Indian Television

You can rot in “inferno.”

The English subtitles for American and British TV content broadcast on Indian channels are subject to ridiculous self-censorship for fear of a government crackdown.

The channels often replace words that might be considered offensive with politically correct substitutes. The results are hilarious.

Here’s our take on how popular shows and movies would look with actual words censored in India.

1. Hell = Inferno

FOX

2. Bitch = Harlot

AMC

3. Bitch = Woman

AMC

4. Sex = Gender

SONY PICTURES

5. Jesus = God

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

6. N-word = Black

WARNER BROS.

7. Breast = Chest

NBC

8. Lesbian/Gay = Queer

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

9. Shit = Jerk

WARNER BROS.

10. Panties/Underpants/Pantyhose = Short Pants/Pants

TOUCHSTONE PICTURES

11. Horny = In passion

THE CW

12. Vagina = ******

FOX

13. Nipple = ******

NBC

14. Cocaine = *******

15. Beef = ****

NBC

The Firstpost reported:

One incident turned an episode of Friends into a legend of unwatchable TV. The show hinged on the gag that two pages in a cookbook got stuck together and the character Rachel mistakenly made a fruit pastry with beef. The station bleeped out the word “beef,” a show of sensitivity for Hindus’ reverence for cows, leaving viewers to guess why her diners were so disgusted.

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