Orbán alleges that five pieces in the World Press Photo exhibition violate the law that prohibits minors from viewing gay content
El Ultranationalist government of Hungary This Monday he dismissed the director of the Budapest National Museum for allowing the entry of minors to the exhibition of the prestigious W, which exhibited images about the collective LGTBI de Philippines. "Director László L. Simon, by failing to comply with legal obligations when required, has engaged in conduct that has made his continuity in office impossible.", justified the Minister of Culture, János Csák.
At the end of October, the far-right party our homeland denounced that the selection made by the W of the best snapshots from the international press included images not suitable for minors, in application of the so-called law "defense of minors"", which prohibits minors see LGTBI content in Hungary. The European Commission Last year, it opened a file on that law, understanding that it violates fundamental rights and values of the UE.
Numerous human rights organizations consider this regulation, inspired by a similar Russian one, homophobic, since it equates homosexuality with pedophilia and prohibits talking about homosexuality and sex change to minors.
At the exhibition of W, which in previous years attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors, has included a set of five photos by the Filipino photojournalist Hannah Reyes Morales that document life in a community LGBTI of older people.
Following the complaint from the extreme right, the minister ordered the director of the museum to prohibit the entry of minors to the exhibition, something he refused to implement, alleging that the center did not have the power to control the age of visitors.
"I take note of the decision, but I cannot accept it. The museum has not deliberately violated any laws by displaying the images in the exhibition W", he assured this Monday, after being fired L.Simon. Last week the Hungarian Federation of Journalists criticized “the government machinery of prohibition and censorship".