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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Court Says ‘South Park’ Not Extremist

The Moscow City Court on Friday rejected an appeal by prosecutors to recognize “South Park” as an extremist cartoon, Interfax reported.

In June, Moscow’s Basmanny District Court ruled that the iconoclastic U.S. cartoon did not promote religious hatred and annulled a warning issued by prosecutors last September to 2x2 television about the extremist content of its cartoons.

Basmanny district prosecutors had said the “South Park” episode “Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics” about singing excrement was extremist in nature because it promoted “hatred between religions.”

The prosecutors appealed the court’s decision July 24, but the Moscow City Court refuse to intervene Friday.

“The Basmanny court’s ruling has been left with no changes,” Moscow City Court spokeswoman Anna Usachyova told Interfax.