Head of Egypt’s State Information Service declared in a speech this week at Cairo University. He seriously said; for the violence we have two more reasons: video games and violent movies.

During a speech at a conference titled ‘The Media and the Culture of Violence’ at Cairo University, the Ambassador said that Tom and Jerry sets an idea in the viewer’s mind that violence is natural.

Cartoon ‘Tom and Jerry’ the violence in a funny manner and sends the message that, yes, I can hit him…and I can blow him up with explosives. It becomes set in viewer’s mind that this is natural,” said Ambassador Abdel Sadek.

After the SIS head’s statement, published an article titled “Five Accusations Tom and Jerry Faces in Egypt”. The article says the cartoon teaches children about negative habits, such as drinking alcohol, smoking, and stealing.

Tom and Jerry, an American cartoon, was created in the 1940s. Numerous episodes have been the subject of controversy, mainly over racial stereotypes and the glamorization of smoking.


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