This is the beginning of Iran’s Trade sanctions against the US of A. First it was the sexy Barbie Doll and now it’s Bart Simpson and family. An Iranian spokesman has said that Superman and Spiderman are welcome for they fight for the oppressed. I don’t think this will last long as both Superman and Spiderman wear their underwear over their leotards…some Mullah is definitely going to take offence.
(Reuters) – The Simpsons are corroding the morals of Iranian youth, an official said on Monday, as dolls based on Bart, Homer and the rest of the American cartoon family joined the shapely Barbie among Western toys targeted by a new crackdown in Tehran.
“The Simpsons dolls are merchandise from an animated series, of which some episodes are even banned in Europe and America,” Mohammad Hossein Farjoo, whose agency oversees what Iranian children can play with, told the Sharq newspaper. He did not elaborate on what episodes might have been censored elsewhere.
“We do not want to promote this cartoon by importing the toys,” added Farjoo, whose full title is Secretary for Policy-making at the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran.