Disney-owned alive video account Hotstar came under fire from the accepted host of the eponymous late-night show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” last night, for censoring allegedly arguable agreeable from the affairs in India.

While Hotstar didn’t air Oliver’s analytical adventure on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it made edits to few other episodes absolute references to drugs and sex that might reflect ‘poorly’ on Disney. In an adventure aired last night, he acicular out at least two instances of censorship.

It’s notable that the alive account is part of the Digital Agreeable Complaint Council , a self-censorship code afresh alien by the Internet & Mobile Association of India, a non-profit industry body that seeks to self-censor agreeable on such platforms. Alongside the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar is hoping to tackle censorship requests before they become major issues among their audiences.

Notably, Netflix and Amazon Prime videos are not part of the DCCC yet.


A clause in the code prohibits the signatories from hosting the agreeable which “promotes and encourages boldness to the ascendancy and candor of India.”

As of autograph this story, Hostar hasn’t uploaded the latest adventure criticizing the account itself. We’ve accomplished out to Disney and Hotstar for a animadversion and we’ll update the story if we hear back.

Read next: Here's your last chance to win a free iPhone 11, AirPods and charging pad