'Family Guy' banned in Venezuela

Government officials in Venezuela have reportedly threatened TV networks with fines if they do not remove Family Guy from their schedules.

The region's Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami claimed that the US animated show advocates drug use, Contactmusic reports.

The government cited an episode of the Seth MacFarlane-created series which sees the characters seemingly champion the legalisation of marijuana.

Authorities announced yesterday that they would financially penalise network bosses who ignore the ban.

It was previously reported that the Fox network had decided not to air a "controversial" episode of the programme dealing with abortion.



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Sep 26, 2009 11:02PM EDT

theyre such stupid ppl to ban it

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Sep 27, 2009 4:09AM EDT

people that want fg to be banned are the reason why fg is needed. Because they obviously didn't understand it.
But that's the problem with populistic governments. They talk and talk and talk so much, that they forget to think before they open their mouth...
but the fg-ban is the least problem venezuela currently has...

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