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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

kykNET soap Binnelanders apologises over 'Power Cock' and 'Power Vagina'; says Stark Films 'extremely upset' over on-screen visuals that will 'never appear again'.


kykNET's Binnelanders weekday soap has apologised for "power cock" and "power vagina" calling the on-screen slip-up "unacceptable" and saying the soap is "extremely upset" that it happened.

Neither the final episode controllers at the Stark Films production company noticed, nor the programme acceptance department and quality check controllers at M-Net in Randburg, that two of the characters in the family time soap were playing their computer game under the names of "Power Cock" and "Power Vagina".

kykNET (DStv 144) viewers however did instantly notice the racy names that the characters of Tertius and Naomi used for the player profiles of the online game in Monday evening's episode.

"Be assured that such visuals will never again appear in an episode of Binnelanders," says the soap which apologised for Monday night's episode on M-Net's Afrikaans language channel on MultiChoice's DStv.

Stark Films said "we sincerely apologise for the unacceptable visuals" that appeared in the episode.

"It was added at a very late stage during the compilation of the episode and the words on screen slipped past all our quality assurance processes. Not that it's an excuse - we ourselves are extremely upset that it could have happened."