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Iran sacks state TV chief after uncensored broadcast of Jackie Chan sex scene – Boing Boing

A broadcast of the 2009 crime drama The Shinjuku Incident cost an Iranian TV chief his job last week, reports the BBC. He forgot to censor a sex scene featuring star Jackie Chan.

Iranian media said the “immoral” scene was aired by Kish TV in “total violation of Irib’s regulations”.

Physical contact between men and women is not permitted on screen in Iran.

Censors are also said to be required to remove men and women exchanging “tender words or jokes”, unveiled women, close-ups of women’s faces and exposed necklines, as well as negative portrayals of police and bearded men.

I only have more questions after reading this.

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