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Ukraine tries to ban Spongebob Squarepants


Posted on Saturday, 25 August, 2012 | Comment icon 71 comments | News tip by: Taylor Reints


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The Ukraine are set to ban a number of cartoons on the basis that they are 'a threat to children'.

The country's 'National Expert Commission for Protecting Public Morality' is planning to meet in an effort to discuss whether or not cartoons and films such as Spongebob Squarepants and Shrek are too immoral to broadcast. Even Disney classics such as The Lion King and Jungle Book have come under scrutiny.

Handbag wielding Teletubbies character Tinky Winky came under considerable fire with the watchdog accusing him of 'promoting homosexuality' while at the same time encouraging children to 'repeat nonsense phrases in a brazen manner, in front of adults they don’t know'.

"Spongebob Squarepants is a gay cartoon character who is a “real threat” to Ukrainian children, according to the country’s morality watchdog."

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Comment icon #62 Posted by Taylor Reints on 31 August, 2012, 23:15
Ever notice that homophobes spend a lot of time thinking & talking about homosexuality? Who are they trying to convince about the immorality of being gay? An interesting article about this: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=homophobes-might-be-hidden-homosexuals Ever hear of Ted Haggard? An evangelist preacher and president of the national evangelical association and married man that was one of the loudest anti gay activists was exposed by his gay lover as a illegal drug abuser, adulterer, and a homosexual!!"The fact is I am guilty of sexual immorality. And I take responsibi... [More]
Comment icon #63 Posted by TheSpoonyOne on 1 September, 2012, 22:59
Why? straight things are promoted all the time? why couldnt the gay community have a gay cartoon?May be your answer will be becuase straight is normal? I would answer, No love is normal, The sex of the person should NEVER matter. I would pick you up on that and say that Heterosexuality ('Straight' people as you call them) is the norm in the sense that it is biologically what is meant to happen to someone when developing, the whole point being that the two genders of a species are meant to develop biologically so that they are attracted to each other, not members of the same gender, and they ca... [More]
Comment icon #64 Posted by Dash-- on 2 September, 2012, 0:24
So if some guy walks down the street in black leather pants with holes for his butt cheeks he isnt of the pink orientation? Homosexuality should not be promoted and we shouldnt be exposing our children to it. If, after the age of 18, two people of the same sex what to engage in pink behaviour thats their choice. Spongebob should be rated 18+ Why not? And I'm not talking about "some guy walking down the street in black leather pants with holes for his butt cheeks".But really,is that any different than a female walking down the street with her butt cheeks hanging out of her too small shorts? My ... [More]
Comment icon #65 Posted by Lilly on 2 September, 2012, 0:36
This thread is about a cute little cartoon sponge that some seem to think promotes homosexuality. What I want to know is exactly how and with what content does Sponge Bob do this? To say that Sponge Bob cartoons should be for adults only has to be based on something specific...and quite frankly (having seen this cartoon) I'm just not seeing it.
Comment icon #66 Posted by Taylor Reints on 2 September, 2012, 2:11
This thread is about a cute little cartoon sponge that some seem to think promotes homosexuality. What I want to know is exactly how and with what content does Sponge Bob do this? To say that Sponge Bob cartoons should be for adults only has to be based on something specific...and quite frankly (having seen this cartoon) I'm just not seeing it. Probably just petty things like Spongebob and Patrick's relationship and, in general, the stupidity (Is there a better word?) of the characters in the cartoon. To judge that as gay, though, makes me wonder if these "morality police" were ever children.
Comment icon #67 Posted by Orcseeker on 2 September, 2012, 2:27
So if some guy walks down the street in black leather pants with holes for his butt cheeks he isnt of the pink orientation? Homosexuality should not be promoted and we shouldnt be exposing our children to it. If, after the age of 18, two people of the same sex what to engage in pink behaviour thats their choice. Spongebob should be rated 18+ You're going at extremes here. Also why shouldnt it be promoted? It won't change their sexuality watching the show. In fact, it would possibly even help out those who are closeted or those made to feel ashamed about what they are. You do not obtain a sexua... [More]
Comment icon #68 Posted by eight bits on 2 September, 2012, 10:20
Lilly This thread is about a cute little cartoon sponge that some seem to think promotes homosexuality. What I want to know is exactly how and with what content does Sponge Bob do this? To say that Sponge Bob cartoons should be for adults only has to be based on something specific...and quite frankly (having seen this cartoon) I'm just not seeing it. I am unsure what "promoting" would mean. Sponge Bob has an American adult gay fan base. In other words, the cartoon has caught on in a subculture as something besides a children's entertainment. Why? Not because Sponge Bob is a prominent spokespon... [More]
Comment icon #69 Posted by RockabyeBillie on 4 September, 2012, 15:43
I just.... I... wh... PFFFFFFFFT! He's just a silly cartoon character! Come on! I remember when I was young and liked Pokemon, and my grandmother told me Pokemon were satanic. Even at a young age I thought that was a ridiculous claim. This is no different. Where has all the common sense gone???
Comment icon #70 Posted by Ninhursag on 4 September, 2012, 17:13
How Can Anybody Promote Homosexuality?! If A Person Is Straight They're Straight .. I Am Certain Spongebob Can't Convert Anyone Into Being Gay ..
Comment icon #71 Posted by Lava_Lady on 16 September, 2012, 6:37
I've heard that comment a lot, I've never really understood it, it's sort of like saying a Black supremacist is really Chinese in denial... Actually, its not a mere 'comment' its Psych 101. Its in the same vein of a man becoming a priest to deny his craving for little boys or one of us doing something we consider horrible and trying to forget it by admonishing similar incidents. its a behavioral thing. You really can't fit a persons undeniable race into this category unless you count someone who is bi racial that denies one race because of prejudices learned. Denial us a reality... And if you ... [More]


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