African flavour for Simpsons
LUANDA: An Angolan advertising agency has given Homer Simpson and his family an African makeover, raising eyebrows among fans of one of the most cherished US cartoons.
The Simpsons, broadcast in more than 90 countries, have always been portrayed as yellow but the advertising agency, Executive Centre in Luanda, decided to turn them brown in a promotional video aired by DSTV in Angola.
Homer, Marge, Lisa and Bart are portrayed as Africans sitting on their family couch.
The family is shown wearing African-inspired clothing and their living room has little more than two huge loudspeakers. Even Homer’s cherished beer has been replaced by Cuca, the Budweiser of Angola.
Marge’s trademark blue beehive hairdo has been replaced by a jet-black Afro. – Reuters