Ukrainian Group Wants to Ban Spongebob and Teletubbies for Homosexuality and Idiocy, Respectively

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According to one right-wing religious group in Ukraine, television programs like “Spongebob Squarepants” and “The Teletubbies” are stripping the country’s children of their purity and innocence, and must be stopped at once.

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Officials at Ukraine’s National Expert Commission for Protecting Public Morality have caught wind of the group’s report and will soon meet to discuss the fate of these and other television shows and films, the Wall Street Journal reports. The commission will investigate claims that programming from “Spongebob” and “The Teletubbies” to Shrek and “South Park” are all part of a master plan —  “a large-scale experiment on Ukrainian children” to “create criminals and perverts.”

The report, which first appeared on the website of a small conservative Catholic group, Family Under the Protection of the Holy Virgin, focused specifically on “Spongebob” — which allegedly promotes homosexuality — and “The Teletubbies,” which allegedly converts any child into “an imbecile who will sit near the screen with an open mouth and swallow any information,” the Journal reports. The group also finds it problematic that Tinky Winky carries what looks dangerously similar to a woman’s handbag.

Also on the chopping block — “South Park” for its “reincarnation propaganda” and Shrek for its “sadism.”

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Big Ogre
Big Ogre

According to the CIA factbook, Catholics represent 1.7% of the population of Ukraine. So by any fair definition this organization that's got it in for American cartoons is a fringe group. Shame on you for failing to report that.

Dale Bender
Dale Bender

Uhh, try turning OFF your TV, you bunch of idiots!

f_galton
f_galton

Good for them. These garbage shows stifle children's imaginations.

Letterj Doe
Letterj Doe

Childrens imaginations have been nutured for a very long time now bringing forth a generation of special snowflakes who don't want to do real work when they grow up... I think its safe to say that childrens imaginations are highly overrated.  

f_galton
f_galton

You confuse spoiling children with encouraging imagination.

Gary
Gary

I saw a cloud floating in the sky the other day that looked suspiciously criminal and definitely gay in shape. Why aren't Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and Pat Buchanan doing anything about this?

happydayfortennis
happydayfortennis

I saw someone's name floating in the internet the other day that looked suspiciously criminal and definitely gay if you remove the R. Expect a visit from one of the Pats soon.

RussoPete
RussoPete

The Tea Party made its way to the Ukraine.