The country’s television control agency says the series is “a bad influence” for minors.
Venezuelan children can no longer see The Simpsons. The Chávez government has forced the mythical series starring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie from Televen to be broadcast from the Televen programming. The reason is “a bad influence” for minors. The Telecommunications Commission of Venezuela (Conatel) understands that this type of content should not be broadcast during children’s hours from Monday to Friday at 11 am. The series already has a substitute, the muscular lifeguards in red swimsuits from Los vigilantes de la playa. (Or yes … what a good influence !!!)
The complaints of viewers are according to Conatel which have led to this agency initiating an administrative procedure against Televen that is likely to end with a sanction. As claimed by a spokesman for the television regulatory body have violated many points of the social responsibility law of radio and television? (Idiots!)
The owner of The Simpsons, 20th Century Fox Television, has said that she will not immediately rule on the withdrawal of her television series. But this is not the first complaint the series faces. Other countries have criticized in the past the scathing language of their protagonists and a dubious family model. The current US president has also disapproved of The Simpsons although today it is considered one of the largest cultural references in the United States.