Celebration kiss gets edited out - scares TAR staff
Gay Kiss Edited Out of 'Amazing Race' Finale
Chip and Reichen, the openly gay couple who won NBC's fourth Amazing Race contest, have, for the most part, praised the network and the producers of the show for depicting them fairly. In an interview with the online edition of TV Guide, Reichen said, "I think it really was true to life, and I think as far as portraying us as a gay couple, it came out exactly like I wanted it to." Reichen acknowledged, however, that a particularly intimate moment between them at the end of the race was edited out of the final episode. "Chip and I laid a big kiss on each other ... that will never be shown to family television audiences." Chip added that on the set, "People actually stopped clapping, I think. They were all like, 'Whoa, how do we respond to this one?'"