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The fight for morals

Written by on Tuesday, 24 January 2006
Culture and History, Uzbekistan
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Fur-lined underwear has been banned in Uzbekistan after authorities deemed it too sexy
I could have guessed why the big shots in Uzbekistan did not like those furry undies. I would like to make you guys familiar with the situation we have had in Uzbekistan since several years. As you probably know the most popular TV channels are still russian ORT, RTR, STS etc. Erotic movies and films with adult content are shown very often. The uzbek authorities are very strict regarding nudity on the TV screens, that is why the viewers in Uzbekistan can watch the movies but when it comes to those interesting moments (love scenes) the regional media authorities just cut them off and play some local commercials instead. And after the love scene is finished the viewers can continue watching the movie. I remember even watching a movie when during the “hot scenes” they would cut off the picture but you could still hear what was going on. That was really ridiculous but believe me we could not do anything to stop that nonsence. As I was explained once such practicies were invented in order to protect the morals of the Uzbek citizens. I’m saying a lot of things in todays Uzbekistan are the legacy of the USSR. Like there was “no sex” in former Soviet Union there is no sex on Uzbekistan’s TV screens. Now the autorities decided to go even further and prohibit selling and wearing fur-lined underwear because they believe that the soft fur can cause erotic fantasies. LOL

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  • Bert says:

    I could laugh … and cry.
    Unbelievable, these guys must be so bored …

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  • Fighting for Morals

    I’ve got nothing to say in comment beyond the observation that truth is stranger than fiction.

  • Katy says:

    Hilarious!

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  • Peter says:

    добро пожаловать в neweurasia,

    Pleased to see you here Rumil. But don’t forget to put a link to your own blog on this page. I keep forgetting to bookmark it and failing to find it…

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  • Smarthumb says:

    You can’t see Sex scenes in the public/local Tv in US as well. May be in the cable. There is cencoring in perfect (?!) democratic free countries as well. Am I mistaking or you guys are doing one sided-BS talk here?
    don’t be obssesed to find the falses…cover your a$$es first.
    Peace out…

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  • Ali says:

    Things are seldom done without purpose in Uzbekistan. I bet someone is making a lot of money thanks to this ban :)

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  • dyscox says:

    Smarthumb is (hopefully) not from America. Sure, roughly half (I kid!) the population doesn’t understand the 1st amendmant. They all probably listen to Howard Stern. While I believe the FCC is one big flaw, no one here is prevented from saying anything they want- only you can’t always do it on network tv or public radio. Howard just banked half a BILLION? Jeez. Nice try Smarthumb.

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  • Nostradamus says:

    To prohibit the sale of an article might have a purpose we don’t understand, but to prohibit the use of an obviously harmless item (that no-one would know is in use anyway) is ludicrous. Banning farting in public would be equally ridiculous, but at least THAT bothers or offends people! Nice to know that “The Pressing Issues” of the constituants are being “A-Dressed”!

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  • On Tap says:

    Uzbekistan bans fur-lined underwear

    No. I’m not kidding.
    Can you think of a better reason to vigorously defend your constitutional rights and liberties?
    HT: Instapundit.
    Cam adds:Is it beaver fur that’s being banned? And can I sign up to be a part of the enforcement unit?

  • JS Narins says:

    You can not see sex scenes on _either_ regular TV or cable in America, only on pay TV. There you can see lots.

    I bet, however, that the US efforts to snip obscene scenes is far more professional, and less jarring to the viewer.

    I have a serious question.

    The Sikh religion _requires_ furry underwear. Is there any chance this is actually an anti-Sikh move? I wouldn’t think there are _many_ Sikh in Uzbekistan, but they are in NW India (the Punjab) and Pakistan in large numbers, so it isn’t a major stretch.

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  • Qirol says:

    “I’m saying a lot of things in todays Uzbekistan are the legacy of the USSR. Like there was “no sexâ€? in former Soviet Union there is no sex on Uzbekistan’s TV screens. Now the autorities decided to go even further and prohibit selling and wearing fur-lined underwear because they believe that the soft fur can cause erotic fantasies.”

    Maybe, we should think it from different perspective. Maybe Uzbekistan traying to protect itself from dirt of Holluwood, or Western civilization. Why we think something that allowed somewhere should be allowed everywhere.

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  • Rumil says:

    Dear Qurol, I beg your pardon for my unawarenes, but where is this Holuwood located and is it that dirty that we need to protect ourselves from it?

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  • Jen says:

    that is why the viewers in Uzbekistan can watch the movies but when it comes to those interesting moments (love scenes) the regional media authorities just cut them off and play some local commercials instead–You have GOT to be kidding me…………That is such a hoot :-)

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  • Asilbek A says:

    it all depends on wether it is in west or east ! culture . we should not try to understand why they do ban it .

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