After Bolivian citizens saw their Simpsons airtime diminish, nearly 2,000 folks took to the streets and matched on the capital to demand a change.
Originally shown in a two-hour block, Unitel, the network that airs the world’s most popular cartoon, recently trimmed the show’s time slot. Protestors responded en masse with signs, chants, and Simpsons character masks – picketing even in the pouring rain.
Local media reported that this was the first time in the country’s history a protest was started due to television programming. And in the end, it was a success, as Unitel agreed to return the schedule back to normal, according to the Latin Times.
Which goes to show that the old adage really is true: a noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.
[via The NY Post]