Fresh off Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to Angola last week, the television show “The Simpsons” appears to be paying the less-than-democratic, oil-rich southern African nation a visit. Via McClatchy’s always-interesting “Somewhere in Africa” blog:
America’s most dysfunctional cartoon family (OK, second most) is coming to TV screens in Angola, via the South African satellite giant DSTV. How to introduce the Simpsons to a new market? An Angolan ad agency came up with this advertisement.
No idea whether the ad agency, Executive Center, or the Angolan channel Bue got approval from the show’s creators. But there’s no way an American agency could have got away with the blackface.