The Way returns to syndication

In response to the protests of some groups of Hindus who claimed that the Xena episode, The Way, was disrespectful of the Hindu deities, the producers of Xena Warrior Princess withdrew the episode from syndication.

Appalled that Studios USA and Renaissance Pictures would bow to the demands of these protestors, fans of the show immediately launched a counter-protest. In August 1999, The Way was returned to syndication essentially unchanged.

For more information about the censorship controversy, a series of articles by Lisa Tsering, staff reporter for India-West, can be found here:

Xena vs. The Hindus: The Whole Story