On 27th April, Nickelodeon broadcast a cartoon series based on the popular folk tale ‘The Emperor Has No Clothes’ which had questionable material in it.
According to PEMRA, they received complaints from parents due to which the prompt action was taken against the cartoon. Parents were shocked at the content which aired in the show and complained to the electronic media watchdog, after which an action was taken after investigation.
PEMRA also stated that viewing of such content is against the religion and the ethical code. Moreover, it can have a devastating effect on younger minds in the longer run.
This isn’t the first instance of its kind though. Last time PEMRA were faced with such a situation, the questionable cartoon show was banned for an entire year.
The channel has been asked to respond to PEMRA and may need to adhere to one of the following penalties:
- According to Section 29, pay a fine of Rs. 1 million
- According to Section 30, landing right issues will be suspended or revoked
Here is the notice which was released by PEMRA:
نیکلوڈین چینل کی کارٹون سیریز"The Emperor's" میں غیر اخلاقی اور نازیبا ملبوسات والے کردار نشر کرنے پر پیمرا کاچینل کو 5 مئی تک جوابدہی کاحکم pic.twitter.com/88EKQR9kz8
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) April 28, 2017