Saturday, November 24, 2012

Qatar censors Piglet from Winnie the Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh's best friend, Piglet, has fallen under the censorship axe in Qatar.

Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani officially abolished press censorship in 1995, but the government is still blacking out imagery deemed offensive to Islam, such as Piglet, who portrays an animal the Muslim religion says is unclean.


Anonymous said...

I thought it was because he was gay.

Acedia said...

Of course, they'd also have to redact Piglet's name, which must make the story a bit confusing and, ironically, lead children to ask questions about why...and so drawing 10x the attention to, and sympathy for, the tiny, timid, "offensive" character than any child would have normally given it.

WilliamRocket said...

Excuse my ignorance, if indeed it is, but are these not the same people whom stone women for doing what men do ?
Pigs ? Pigs are intelligent creatures, and clean if kept in the right conditions.
Keep a human trapped in your backyard for a year, with no flushing toilet and just some hay to sleep on, and see if he does any better than a pig.
(and then murder the dirty human and call it bacon)

Barbwire said...

Dogs are unclean to them as well. That's a tragedy. Think of all the children who will never know the love of a puppy.