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After receiving complaints that the series was "not good" for children, the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission asked network Multichoice to pull the show.
Stephanie Marie Anderson

1 Jun 2016 - 9:16 AM  UPDATED 1 Jun 2016 - 9:16 AM

Caitlyn Jenner's docu-series I Am Cait, which follows the reality star and former athlete as she adjusts to life as a trans woman, has been yanked from the air in Nigeria following transphobic complaints from viewers.

MultiChoice, the Nigerian network that airs the show, was reported to have received complaints from parents that the series "was not good for their children to watch".

The authorities at the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) then asked the network to stop airing the show, and Multichoice complied in order to “respect customers’ views and Africa’s diverse regulatory environments," the BBC reported. Last year, Multichoice was asked by the NBC to stop airing I Am Jazz, a reality series about trans teen and YouTuber Jazz Jennings.

In a statement, the Nigerian network said: “MultiChoice recognises the importance of respecting the views of a number of its customers and all regulatory environments within which its service operates".

It continued: "After careful consideration, MultiChoice would like to inform its valued subscribers that the show will no longer air on the channel across our platforms.”

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