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Syracuse responds to 'kiss cam' cancelation

6 years 1 day 12 hours ago Wednesday, September 23 2015 Sep 23, 2015 September 23, 2015 5:45 PM September 23, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ

SYRACUSE – There won't be any public smooching at Saturday's LSU game against Syracuse this weekend since Syracuse University has stopped using its "kiss cam."

Fans complained after a recent game where men were seen forcibly kissing women when a camera pointed toward them, beaming a signal to the stadium giant screen. There was at least one uneasy moment that forced a fan to write a letter leading the school to indefinitely pull the "kiss cam."

ABC News reported, a woman was clearly telling a man she was not interested in a kiss but he went for it anyway as the crowd cheered. Steve Port called it unacceptable behavior, possibly even assault. But, he said he did not want to get the "kiss cam" turned off.

"Honestly, I wasn't out to kill the kiss cam," he told the Associated Press. "I was just out to raise an important issue that I saw happening and that's important to me. I've always kind of been a little put off by it anyway."

"We are taking the time to assess the concerns," Syracuse's Chief Communications Officer Susan Edson told ABC News Wednesday.


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