Spanish Court Nixes Naughty Cartoon
Posted on Jul 20, 2007
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.
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.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
¡Escándalo! Spain’s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, shown here on their May 2004 wedding day, are not fair game for sexual satire.