Cartoons are not safe out here in these streets!
Many of our favorite past times in America are up for debate over in the Ukraine. According to the National Expert Commission for Protecting Public Morality
, Spongebob Squarepants gets the boot for "promoting homosexuality," being "amoral," and turning children to "criminals and perverts."
I thought rap music
(and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta)
was doing all that ... but okay!
According to the report–published last week on the fringe Catholic website “Family Under the Protection of the Holy Virgin”–these and several other children’s shows are “a large-scale experiment on Ukrainian children” to “create criminals and perverts,” and should be banned. The commission is a state body that evaluates media to check they observe Ukrainian morality laws, which ban inciting religious hatred, producing or disseminating pornography, and propagating alcoholism and smoking, among other things. It’s not clear when it will meet to discuss the report.Read More: Ukraine’s Morality Police Probe ‘Gay’ SpongeBob
The document describes how the Teletubbies send children into a trance and create “an imbecile who will sit near the screen with an open mouth and swallow any information.” It criticizes the fact that Tinky Winky carries what looks like a woman’s handbag. “In real life, boys very rarely want to put on girls’ clothes,” the report notes.
Other shows up for elimination are ‘The Simpsons,' '
Family Guy,’ ‘Pokemon,’ ‘The Teletubbies’ and ‘Futurama’ for "leading children to make jokes and funny faces in front of grown-ups, as well as talking nonsensical gibberish." What are the kids gonna do without their cartoons?Your Thoughts?