It has been revealed that Amazon has censored the fourth episode of The Grand Tour for Amazon Prime customers who reside in India, in an effort to avoid controversy. The company decided to heavily censor the episode in India, cutting down the hour long length to just 30 minutes.
Censorship is common in the country, with sex scenes often blurred out or cut from movies or TV shows entirely, but – with just over half a programme being cut – Amazon has received several complaints about The Grand Tour in particular, one report calling the censorship ‘heavy handed’. The segment in question that was cut included ‘cow body organs’ being placed on a car.
Amazon has since defended the censorship, revealing that the cuts were made with ‘Indian cultural sensitivities in mind’, cows being held in high stature by numerous Indian communities.
Amazon is a responsible company and we are here to entertain the Indian customer with award-winning content from the US along with blockbusters from Indian and regional makers,” the company told Mashable India in a statement. “We will keep Indian cultural sensitivities in mind while offering this content to customers.”