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Cartoon Network Allegedly Censors First On-Screen Gay Kiss

Did Cartoon Network just censor their first representation of a same-sex kiss on air?

During a recent episode of "Clarence," the network featured an (extremely) brief gay kiss between two characters -- on either cheek. According to Queerty, not only is this the first same-sex kiss on Cartoon Network, but the characters serve no relevant plot purpose and seem to be on the receiving end of a tired joke.

The bad part? A voice actor for the show, Spencer Rothbell, confirmed over Twitter that the characters originally exchanged flowers and kissed on the mouth rather then the cheek.

HuffPost UK notes the scene was "changed in order to get the green light from Cartoon Network, who air the show."

While the actor has since made his tweets private, the original tweet can be viewed here.

The Huffington Post reached out to Cartoon Network but had not received a response at the time this story was published.

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