Iran Bans Simpsons Dolls

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.