Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Russia's Not a Fan of South Park

Russian channel on notice over 'South Park'

9 September 2008 1:00 PM, PDT | From | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news

Moscow -- A Moscow prosecutor's office has issued a warning to cartoon-focused channel 2x2 over "South Park," citing the toon's "extremist" content.

The prosecutor's office ruled that the series "disgraces Christians and Muslims and is offensive to all believers regardless of their religion, can provoke an ethnic conflict and extremist activities and instigate violence between adherents of different religions," the Russian business newspaper Rbc Daily reported Tuesday.

Under Russian law, a second warning of this kind would lead to revoking the channel's license.

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