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Austrian TV regrets anti-Jewish cartoon

State television apologizes for broadcasting 1930s 'Three Little Pigs' that critics say reinforces anti-Semitic stereotypes of era

Austria's State TV is apologizing for broadcasting a 1930s Walt Disney cartoon that critics say reinforces anti-Semitic stereotypes of the era.


"The Three Little Pigs" depicts the Big Bad Wolf disguised as a Jewish beggar, complete with a long nose, beard and caftan, as he tries to gain entry to one of the pigs' homes.


The Austria Press Agency says it was seen last week on one of the network's children's programs.


Program director Wolfgang Lorenz expressed his "great" regrets Tuesday that the cartoon was broadcast. He spoke of a slip-up that evaded the "strictest quality criteria," and said he would make sure that "such a mistake ... will not occur again."


Criticism was first voiced by the weekly "Falter" magazine.



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