‘Simpsons’ To Iran: ‘This Means War!’
When asked to comment on the news, “Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean had just one thing to say: “This means war!”
Iran is banning the sale of all “Simpsons” toys within its borders, but the long-running Fox animated series isn’t just rolling over.
When asked to comment on the news, longtime “Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean had just one thing to say: “This means war!”
The independent Iranian newspaper, Shargh, reported on Monday that a governmental agency, the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, had placed the “Simpsons” merchandise on a toy blacklist alongside Barbie for promoting Western culture.
Other Western pop culture icons such as Superman and Spider-Man were allowed to be sold in the country because they help the “oppressed.”