African flavour for Simp­sons

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - AFRICA -

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

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