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First Barbie, Now Homer Simpson: Iran Cracking Down On Western Culture

By Ben Armbruster

"First Barbie, Now Homer Simpson: Iran Cracking Down On Western Culture"

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The Iranian government recently reinstituted its ban on the sale of Barbie dolls, which the regime considers “un-Islamic.” Police in Tehran last month confiscated Barbie dolls from toy shops, calling it a “new phase” of its crackdown on “manifestations of Western culture.” But now, the campaign has extended to The Simpsons. According to the AP, an Iranian official said any doll that had distinguishable adult genitals, or any dolls of adults at all, were banned “because these dolls are promoters of Western culture.” Apparently, Superman and Spider-man pass the test because “they help oppressed people and they have a positive stance.”

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