Venezuela axes "The Simpsons" as bad for kids

@shakeroo (3990)
Malaysia
April 10, 2008 5:03am CST
They took The Simpsons off the air and replaced that with Baywatch! Venezuela has forced U.S. cartoon "The Simpsons" off its airwaves, calling the show a potentially bad influence on children, and filled its morning slot with reruns of the beach-and-bikini show "Baywatch." "The Simpsons" satirical take on a dysfunctional American family had been shown, dubbed into Spanish, on the Televen network at an 11 am slot. I wonder how does Baywatch benefit the children? Is it better ofr children to watch women in bikinis rather than a cartoon? That is so weird? Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080409/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_venezuela_simpsons;_ylt=AqlTnTjb.Fstw9l37FGL2abtiBIF
2 responses
@lancingboy (1386)
• United States
11 Apr 08
oh wow. That's something else. They could've at least put Simpsons on at a later time, like at night when the kids are in bed. I don't think Simpsons are worse than a bunch of people running around in bikinis.
@smacksman (6074)
10 Apr 08
They must think Pamela Anderson is a better role model! haha Governments just hate to have the piss taken out of their authority and The Simpsons are indeed a major rebel in that regard. Which is why it is so entertaining to liberated minds. Maybe Tom and Jerry will join Itchy and Scratchy on the banned list?