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Iran Warns Of Dangers Of Barbie Dolls And Harry Potter

by | 29th, April 2008

barbie-iran.jpgIRANIANS have been alerted to the “destructive” cultural and social consequences of importing Barbie dolls.

Prosecutor General Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabadi has written an official letter to Vice President Parviz Davoudi. In it, hhe say Barbie is a “danger” that need to be stopped.

Had only the French been so resolute when the plastic effigies of Klaus Barbie, the notorious head of Lyon’s Gestapo unit, infiltrated that land.

Says Najafabadi: “The irregular importation of such toys, which unfortunately arrive through unofficial sources and smuggling, is destructive culturally and a social danger.”

The letter goes on: “The displays of personalities such as Barbie, Batman, Spiderman and Harry Potter … as well as the irregular importation of unsanctioned computer games and movies are all warning bells to the officials in the cultural arena.”

He makes no mention of GI Joe, Gonks and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but this is surely only an oversight. Better the Iranian kids stick with their Ahmadinejad dolls, a hairier version of the every popular Troll.

The man in the ministry concludes: “Undoubtedly, the personality and identity of the new generation and our children, as a result of unrestricted importation of toys, has been put at risk and caused irreparable damages.”

You can just imagine the millions of Iranian boys who grow up thinking all women look like Barbie when naked. It’s an ideal no woman can hope to match, at least not one who ever needs the toilet.

Perhaps if the administration can bend a little and allow the girls a version of Little Ahmadinejad that has at most a wispy moustache, Barbie can be easier to resist…

Posted: 29th, April 2008 | In: Politicians, Strange But True Comments (3) | TrackBack | Permalink