Monday, August 14, 2017


One-time popular Nigerian music artiste, Azadus, took to social media to take a swipe at DSTV for airing an inappropriate cartoon on kiddie channel, Cartoon Network. The cartoon scene involved a female character giving
a hand-job to a male character. Azadus in his plea cried out for folks to repost the information till it got to Nigeria's minister of Information, Lai Mohammed.

“Dear DSTV, I hope you guys are not mad ? Please lets repost this until it gets to Oga Lai Mohammed”

Below is DSTV's reply to the allegations made by Azadus, as they vehemently deny ever airing such a kiddies programme:

“We are aware of the justified concern of some of our African viewers regarding what purportedly shows inappropriate content on Cartoon Network.
We can confirm without hesitation that these images are not authentic and have never been broadcasted or shared on any official Cartoon Network platforms in Africa in any capacity.
The fake images on social media were not produced by Cartoon Network, and are in no way representative of our goal to provide suitable, age-appropriate entertainment for African children and families.”
This development is similar to negative reactions received when Disney’s “Star vs the Forces of Evil” aired its first gay scene.
The major concern is that children, who make up the main audience of the programme will be badly influenced by the content.
In an Africa where homosexual activities are strongly frowned against, such message is seen as a plot to derail kids from cultural values prescribed by their society."

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