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rockdawg21
08-26-2009, 02:38 PM
Oh no! It's time we all go to the street and protest the people who changed our beloved Simpsons! We'll be just like the Muslims! Time to threaten those responsible! :banghead:

Oh wait, Angola is a predominantly Christian country, but we can still blame it on the Muslims! :laugh:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01465/simpsons_1465587c.jpg

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090821/od_nm/us_simpsons_odds;_ylt=Al.7GCpyGl4J67fg5IgsOHHtiBIF ;_ylu=X3oDMTJsNjZzNTJkBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMDkwODIxL3Vz X3NpbXBzb25zX29kZHMEcG9zAzQEc2VjA3luX2FydGljbGVfc3 VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNmdWxsbmJzcHN0b3I-

An homage to Homer, African style

http://l.yimg.com/a/p/us/news/editorial/d/0c/d0c3eb8ca18907492a4b337b5cec5193.jpeg

Fri Aug 21, 12:04 pm ET

LUANDA (Reuters) An Angolan advertising agency has given Homer Simpson and his family an African makeover, raising eyebrows among fans of one of America's most cherished sitcoms.

The Simpsons, broadcast in more than 90 countries, have always been portrayed as yellow but the advertising agency, Executive Center in Luanda, decided to turn them brown in a promotional video aired by Africa's digital satellite TV service DSTV in Angola.

Homer, Marge, Lisa and Bart are portrayed as Africans sitting on their over-used family couch. The family is shown wearing African-inspired clothing and their living room has little more than two huge loud speakers.

Even Homer's cherished beer has been replaced by Cuca, the Budweiser of Angola.

"Couldn't they have left Marge's hair blue?" said Ryan, a blogger, in a post below a picture of Marge with a jet black afro hairdo.

The creative director of Executive Center, Antonio Pascoa, said: "Our goal was to adapt the satirical parody of the typical middle-class American family to Angola.

"If people don't like it than I guess they don't have a sense of humor big enough to enjoy the Simpsons."

(Reporting by Henrique Almeida)

County Mike
08-26-2009, 05:15 PM
haha. Love the hairstyles.

They change into something different every week for that opening couch scene. What's the big deal?

rockdawg21
08-26-2009, 05:22 PM
haha. Love the hairstyles.

They change into something different every week for that opening couch scene. What's the big deal?
I don't really care, it's funny that some peeps are upset about it. I was simply making fun of how Muslims reacted so violently to that guy who drew Mohammed in a cartoon a few years ago.

Crisco
08-26-2009, 05:29 PM
I don't really care, it's funny that some peeps are upset about it. I was simply making fun of how Muslims reacted so violently to that guy who drew Mohammed in a cartoon a few years ago.

Or how a couple years ago the pope said Islam was spread by the sword and violence so the Muslims got pissed and killed people lol.

County Mike
08-26-2009, 06:43 PM
They should have drawn Mohammed on the couch with the Simpsons - as th dog.