Saturday, February 03, 2007

Piglet is in trouble again

click this picture for moreNo, Kanga has not mistaken him for Baby Roo and is trying to give him a bath.

It's certain Middle Eastern Muslims again who have it in for A.A. Milne's character.

A blogger in Qatar reports that images of Piglet are being censored from children's books. Follow the link for photos of the evidence.

Next step, perhaps: stern imams will thunder in their Friday sermons: "Do not even think of a cartoon pig, or you will be damned!"

The censored Piglet is the colorized, Disney-fied version. The Piglet in the graphic here, however, is based on Ernest H. Shepard's original 1920s pen-and-ink drawings.

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Blogger prairie mary said...

Think we could get some progressive imam to just proscribe Disney? ;-)

Prairie Mary

11:03 AM  
Blogger Hecate said...

Of course, nothing like this would EVER happen in the wonderful xian West. Get a grip.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

Hecate, are you suggesting that I should just "get over" censorship and violent fundamentalism?

Not in this lifetime.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

Mary, I share your opinions re. Disney, actually. But there is something about the implied violence of scribbling over even the Disney Piglet with a Magic Marker-equivalent that bothers me!

3:13 PM  

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