Iranian boys look at a toy which depicts the character "Spiderman" ...
Feb 8th, 2012
(Reuters) - Iranian boys look at a toy which depicts the character "Spiderman" at a shopping centre in the island of Kish in the Persian Gulf, 1250 km (777 miles) south of Tehran, in this August 4, 2008 file photo. An official said on February 6, 2012 that "The Simpsons" are corroding the morals of Iranian youth, as dolls based on Bart, Homer and the rest of the American cartoon family joined the shapely Barbie among Western toys targeted by a new crackdown in Tehran. However all-American super-heroes like Superman and Spiderman were still welcome in Iran - because they do battle for the oppressed, according to Mohammad Hossein Farjoo, whose agency oversees what Iranian children can play with. To match story IRAN-SIMPSONS/BAN REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/Files (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS) -
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