An episode of Fireman Sam has been withdrawn after an "error" which led to a depiction of the Koran being shown.A scene in the children's programme shows a fireman slipping on a pile of papers - and as they fly into the air a page from the Koran is "briefly depicted", production firm Mattel said.
Mattel apologised and said it did not believe it was done "maliciously".
Miqdaad Versi, assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain,tweeted: "I have no idea what went through the producers's minds when they thought this was a good idea #baffled".
So what exactly is this guy referring to?...
A Mattel spokeswoman told the BBC: "It's just an unfortunate incident where someone from the production company thought they were just putting in random text."We have no reason to believe it was done maliciously."In a statement, Mattel said: "The page was intended to show illegible text and we deeply regret this error.So what's the problem?...
He (Miqdaad Versi) also said he had identified the page from the Koran as "Surah Mulk (67), verses 13-26 .
Bear in mind the Fireman Sam the episode was first broadcast in October 2014(!!!) on Channel 5.
"We (Mattel) sincerely apologise for any distress or offence it may have caused."
This is just like that X-men poster saga the other month (https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...frankly-stupid)
A small minority get offended, and they have to pull the poster/episode.
These kind of stories make my blood boil...
Fireman Sam episode pulled amid Koran row. Watch
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- 27-07-2016 03:39
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- 27-07-2016 03:47
Sorry, didn't realise there was already a thread on this!