Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Turkey Fines TV Station For Insulting Religious Beliefs Through Broadcast of Simpsons Episode
In Turkey, the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK), the national broadcasting regulator, has fined Turkish broadcaster CNBC-E the equivalent of $30,000 (US) for broadcasting an episode of The Simpsons found to be insulting to religious beliefs. Today's London Telegraph reports that the offending episode is the Halloween special "Treehouse of Horrors XXII." Among other things, the episode shows the Devil serving coffee to God; God and the Devil appearing in human bodies; and the burning of the Bible.