There is Someone (TV show)
Artist: Al Sumaria (broadcaster)
Date of Action: August 2021
Region: Middle East
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Confronting Bodies: Iraqi Communications and Media Commission
Description of Artwork: The show is primarily six men telling jokes and talking to each other. Some of the jokes touch on "sexual satisfaction, adultery, drunkenness and women’s menstrual cycles."
The Incident: After the show became a rousing success, officials in the the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission complained that the show “contains jokes that are in most cases aggressive, indecent and impudent."
Results of Incident: Al Sumaria agreed to put the show on hiatus for a week, as well as get rid of a female dj whose dancing offended several viewers. They have also promised to be more careful of the material which the jokes cover.