Row In South Africa Over Interracial Onstage Kiss

“Carolyn Forword walked out of a production of The Pied Piper of Hamelin after being directed to kiss fellow cast member Unathi Dyantyi repeatedly on the lips. Forword, 22, argues that the kissing was not suitable for the touring production’s audiences of young children. Dyantyi counters that her description of the kiss as ‘unhygienic’ was racially motivated, an allegation she vehemently denies.”