Indonesian Regulator Deems Crayon Shin-chan as 'Essentially Pornography'
posted on by Kyle Cardine
The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) issued a warning to RCTI, the local broadcaster of Crayon Shin-chan, on Monday, saying the program is "essentially pornography," and that the channel must censor the program or air it late at night.
Agatha Lily, a senior official at the commission, cited Shin-chan's exposed butt, Shin-chan spying on people's dates, and women wearing "sexy" clothes that expose cleavage as parts of the show that were deemed inappropriate for children.
The public relations board for RCTI responded, saying they did not see the problem and will continue to broadcast the show as they were.
Crayon Shin-chan received a similar warning from Japan's PTA in 2007 after conducting a survey where the show was #3 on the list of programs that parents do not want to show children. Nevertheless, it is one of the most popular animated shows airing in Japan and one of the most popular shows airing on Sunday in Indonesia, according to ratings research groups in their respective countries.