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Netflix censors Vikings in India, blurs nudity and meat

Netflix has released a version of the popular series Vikings in India with scenes containing nudity, violence, and in one case, meat, being blurred. This comes after the company chose to release the television cut of the series since it had a dub in Hindi, and the extended version did not. In other territories like Italy and the US, the show is uncensored, while in India, users have reported anything from gore to intimate scenes being censored. Netflix declined to comment. https://twitter.com/AroonDeep/status/1267121414408200192 Viewers have been reporting such censorship on the show at least since January — Twitter user Eashan Parekh pointed out that a scene of nudity from the back had been entirely blurred. Other users have complained of shortened sequences involving violence and blurring of gore as well. Vikings on Netflix in other countries, including the UAE, hasn't been censored like this. It's worth mentioning here that there are two cuts of Vikings — an extended cut where some episodes feature nudity and gorier scenes of violence, and another that was made for TV broadcast on the History Channel. The version on Netflix India adds censorship on top of the TV cut. Netflix's censorship in India This is the second instance of Netflix censoring a title specifically in India, while not doing so in other countries. Angry Indian Goddesses, as we first reported, was released censored in India after the film came out uncut in other countries. After users complained, Netflix released the uncut version here too. History TV18,…

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