June 30, 2008

What is appropriate?

What is okay for children to watch? Movie ratings in America have often repressed sex and rated movies with sex out of the range of kids, but lets them see all the violence they want.

In Venezuela, sex is not repressed at all -- but four-fingered yellow people are.

From today's AP: Venezuelan regulators are forcing a local TV station to show public service announcements as punishment for broadcasting "The Simpsons" during a time slot reserved for children's programs. The Televen channel yanked the animated hit from its lineup in April after regulators said its 11 a.m. showing violated broadcast rules intended to protect young viewers. "The Simpsons" returned to the air at night, and was replaced in the morning with "Baywatch Hawaii."

So just to be clear, big Pamela Lee Anderson tatas bouncing around in slow motion are okay for children -- but animated characters doing something (what did they object to?) are not okay.

I obviously don't run the world.

Posted by sherman at June 30, 2008 09:09 PM