The Jakarta Post
Yellow fever: SpongeBob SquarePants celebrates his 20th anniversary at Dylans Candy Bar at Hudson Yards in New York City, the United States, on June 15.(AFP/Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Dylan's Candy Bar)The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) is slapping television station GTV with a warning for broadcasting “violent acts” in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
In a warning letter dated Sept. 15, the comission stipulated that the animated movie — aired on GTV on Aug. 6 and 22 — contained violent acts, such as someone getting hit in the face with a board, someone having a bowling ball dropped on his head, a hammer being thrown at a face and a potted cactus being launched into the air with the help of a racket.
The KPI deemed the movie as potentially violating Article 14 of the KPI’s code of conduct, which states that a broadcaster must adhere to the interests ...