Context

Sook-Yin Lee was nearly fired as host of DNTO in 2003 after being cast in John Cameron Mitchell’s film Shortbus because CBC management was uncomfortable with a prominent host appearing in non-simulated (consensual) sex on screen. There was considerable public backlash at the time from folks in the arts community who pointed out, quite rightly, that it was her choice to engage in artistic activity outside of her work at CBC and that firing her because of this choice was nothing short of censorship. In the end, she kept her job.

If you think CBC management would make a similar mistake ten years later and fire a prominent host based solely on their (even less defensible) distaste for said host’s PRIVATE life, I have some magic beans I’d like to sell you.