In what seems to be an try to avoid wasting face, the Indonesian Broadcast Fee (KPI) has as soon as once more distanced itself from involvement within the blurring of bikinis worn by female cartoon characters, this time going so far as discouraging TV channels to cease the ridiculous observe.
In an interview with magician-turned-TV character Deddy Corbuzier — who made a public comeback a pair weeks in the past after going on a brief hiatus — KPI Chairman Agung Suprio mentioned that his fee by no means mandated tv stations to censor cartoon characters, together with Doraemon’s Shizuka and Spongebob Squarepants’ Sandy Cheeks.
“I used to be shocked to see that Shizuka in a bikini, was censored and blurred, I used to be actually shocked,” Agung informed Deddy within the latter’s in style podcast, Shut The Door, uploaded simply yesterday.
Agung mentioned KPI solely conducts post-air monitoring, which suggests the fee isn’t conscious of particulars from the packages earlier than they go on air, including they haven’t any authority to problem the letter of censorship approval (STLS).
“With sinetron (Indonesian cleaning soap operas) for instance, [or] movies, they should get hold of the STLS [prior to it being aired], now who points the STLS? Not KPI bro, however the LSF (Movie Censorship Institute),” Agung defined, even going additional to say that he’s unsure about cartoons needing to undergo the censorship course of.
“I’m now asking at this discussion board, in Deddy’s program, for all the tv broadcasters to not blur cartoons, censor cartoons; simply present them as they’re.”
It goes with out saying Agung was referring to family-friendly cartoons, and never hentai.
Deddy additionally touched on the controversial problem involving convicted baby molester/dangdut singer Saipul Jamil, who faced widespread backlash for appearing on TV shows shortly after his launch late final week. Consistent with KPI’s latest round to Indonesian broadcasters, Agung mentioned that Saipul can solely seem on TV for “instructional functions,” that being to tell the general public in regards to the risks posed by sexual predators.
KPI has additionally been within the information for all of the incorrect causes currently, together with for alleged office bullying and sexual harassment in direction of a male worker. Although Agung agreed to seem on Deddy’s podcast, he reportedly bailed out of talking about the scandal in the talkshow Mata Najwa.
The present’s host Najwa Shihab mentioned on Instagram that Agung left the studio simply as he was about to go on stage, proper when the victims’ lawyer was being interviewed.
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