Brazil Censors Simpsons Scene Of Two Men Kissing
May 2, 2011 By Mari Hayman
Brazil’s TV Globo network on Friday cut a scene from the Simpsons in which Homer Simpson kissed another male character, the bartender Moe.
Globo said that the minute-long sequence from the popular animated television series was censored because it aired on Friday morning and could have been viewed by children. The episode was also censored for phone pranks and scenes depicting alcoholism.
Since the half-hour television show began in 1989, the Simpsons’ humor is often aimed at an adult audience, satirizing American culture, current events and celebrities as it follows the antics of a “typical” middle-class American family.
In March, scenes from Simpsons episodes that showcased Homer’s ineptitude as a safety inspector at the fictional Springfield Nuclear Power Plant did not air in Germany, Austria and Switzerland out of concern for the post-earthquake nuclear emergency in Fukushima, Japan.
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