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Spanish Court Nixes Naughty Cartoon

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Posted on Jul 20, 2007
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¡Escándalo!  Spain’s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, shown here on their May 2004 wedding day, are not fair game for sexual satire.

Someone page Larry Flynt, stat!  A Spanish high court judge has ordered a recall of all copies of the satire magazine El Jueves that featured a cartoon of Spain’s Prince Felipe engaging in conjugal relations with his wife, former TV journalist Letizia Ortiz.  Update: Follow this link to view the (NSFW) cover that sparked the controversy.


BBC:

The cartoon on the front page of the weekly satirical magazine El Jueves depicted Prince Felipe saying sex was the closest he would come to working.

It was published after the government announced it would pay couples nearly $3,500 for each new baby born.

The high court judge ruled that the cartoon insulted the royal family.

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By El Jueves, July 22, 2007 at 8:26 pm Link to this comment
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El Jueves de USA ha abierto una pagina web para ayudar El Jueves de ESPAÑA a defender la Libertad de Expresion en España. Los responsables comentan que España se esta pareciendo a la Venezuela de Chavez o la Cuba de Castro. El Partido Politico AXJ ha realizado varios comentarios en defensa de la Libertad de Expresion y el Deecho Fundamental a la Presuncion de Inocencia de los Autores de El Jueves. La pagina web es: <a >www.eljueves.us</a>

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By THOMAS BILLIS, July 21, 2007 at 4:46 pm Link to this comment
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Sorry to comment twice but I just had a thought.If a Royal thought sex was work would they stop doing it?

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By Groovesmoothly, July 21, 2007 at 7:52 am Link to this comment

he-he, it’s not that bad…http://www.eljueves.es/

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By QuyTran, July 20, 2007 at 7:26 pm Link to this comment

They look exactly like woodden birds !

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By THOMAS BILLIS, July 20, 2007 at 12:50 pm Link to this comment
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Besides waving at crowds and sex what eles do these royals do.They cannot even dress themselves.Insulting humor is a way of getting a point across.I hope there is an appeal in Spain that will permit the most useless of institutions to be critcized.Ask Marie Antoinette a cartoon is better than what can happen when the people get really pissed off.

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