After this TV9 aired a story on ‘rise of gay culture’ in Telugu states. To stop the spread of ‘gay culture’, TV9 ‘urged’ the youth to restrain themselves from getting attracted to the same sex. The channel said the mental health problems could be the reason behind people ‘turning gay’ and people have being trapped and lured to get attracted to same sex.
LGBTQIA activists gathered outside the office of TV9 office in Banjara Hills to register their silent protest . They displayed placards which read ‘Respect the privacy of LGBTQIA people’. They also wanted to submit a letter to the channel.