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Russia Wants To Ban South Park

Apparently, according to the show's website it's offended the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians. There's a Reuters story here.

"MOSCOW, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Russia want to ban the award-winning satirical U.S. cartoon South Park, calling the series "extremist" after receiving viewer complaints, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

South Park, a cartoon aimed at adults and featuring a group of nine-year olds in a Colorado ski town, has courted controversy from its 1997 debut, parodying celebrities, politicians, religion, gay marriage and Saddam Hussein."

Does South Park even translate? I asked a few Russians, and they don't think it does.

-- Luke Allnutt

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