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Wed Jan 2, 2019, 05:54 PM

Netflix Drops Hasan Minhaj Episode In Saudi Arabia At Government's Request

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/01/681469011/netflix-drops-hasan-minhaj-episode-in-saudi-arabia-at-governments-request

Last fall, the world watched as Saudi Arabia's official story about the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi changed, and changed again. A series of contradictory claims and denials came even as evidence emerged that Khashoggi's killing had been ordered by the country's crown prince.

Many people were angry, and that included the American comedian Hasan Minhaj, who blasted the Saudi government on his Netflix news-comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.

"This is the most unbelievable cover story since Blake Shelton won sexiest man alive," Minhaj joked to his audience.

But the Saudi government isn't laughing.

Last week, it had Netflix remove the episode in that country. As the Financial Times first reported, a Saudi regulator cited a law that prohibits the "production, preparation, transmission, or storage of material impinging on public order, religious values, public morals, and privacy, through the information network or computers."


Saudis can still watch it on Youtube for now, until they ban that too:




Watch Trump try to ban stuff like this here in the US. Freedom means an Indian-American Muslim can say things on TV that makes our president squirm without being imprisoned or executed for saying it.

He might still be deported for stealing jobs from comedians.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 07:30 PM

1. It's a very good episode, I recommend it to everyone

In fact, all the shows are really well done, very fast paced.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 07:34 PM

2. Ironically, everyone else will watch it now

Outside of SA

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Response to HipChick (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 09:22 PM

3. Even in SA, banning something makes it more popular to rebellious people

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