1. WTF

    Iran Bans Simpsons Dolls

    THE SIMPSONS: Homer and Marge try to sneak back to Springfield after being evicted by the town's citizens in "At Long Last Leave," the milestone 500th episode of THE SIMPSONS,  airing Sunday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  THE SIMPSONS ™ and © 2012 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


    Iran has banned toy versions of the Simpsons for the baffling reason that they … are dolls of adults? “Imports of all kinds of dolls that display full adult figures are banned because they promote Western culture,” said Mohammad Hossein Farjoo, speaking for country’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. The agency allows Spider-Man and Superman toys to be sold because they “help oppressed people and they have a positive stance.” But not Barbies, which Iran has called the “Trojan horse” of Western values, and recently provoked a toy-store-closing rampage.

    Read it at New York Post