Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Say It Ain't So Elmo!
I received the news this afternoon. It was heartrending really, it is always so when we lose something with so much promise. Brace yourselves SACSTW readers.......Jihad Me Elmo has been canceled!
We first told you of the Pakistani version of Sesame Street back in November, and expressed some degree of wonderment that 20 million in U.S. taxpayer monies were going to fund the project. In a not at all predictable development, the Rafi Peer Workshop in Pakistan has been accused of misappropriating the monies. Sesame Street producers in the United States were "surprised and dismayed to learn about the serious allegations made against Rafi Peer Theater Workshop". No word yet whether those producers are similarly shocked that the sky is blue and the sun rises in the east.
The show's star did not take the news well........