Published on Dec 5, 2012 by TheYoungTurks
“Turkey’s TV watchdog has fined a TV channel for airing an episode of hit US animation The Simpsons which shows God taking orders from the devil.
The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK) said CNBC-e insulted religious values by “mocking God” and has been fined 53,000 lira (£18,427).
It said the episode also showed copies of the Bible being burnt and encouraged young people to consume alcohol.”*
The Turkish version of the Simpsons has been fined for portraying God in a blasphemous way. Should the “Supreme Board of Radio and Television” really be taking The Simpsons so seriously? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.
*Read more from BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20598262