a blog with cultural bulimia.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

In a country where anything goes.

"Brazil isn’t thrilled with the Turistas trailer, which flashes the lines, “In a country where anything goes … anything can happen.” Says Miguel Jeronimo of New York’s Brazilian tourism office, “It’s not whatever goes in our country!” This isn’t the first time Brazil has taken issue with its portrayal. In 2002, a Simpsons episode showed Brazil as filled with bisexual men and mad monkeys. After a tourism agency threatened to sue, the producers issued this statement: “We apologize to the lovely city and people of Rio de Janeiro, and if that doesn’t settle the issue, Homer Simpson offers to take on the president of Brazil on Fox’s Celebrity Boxing.”"