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Nigerian Government Bans "District 9"

Posted: September 21st, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Nigerian Government Bans "District 9"Submit Comment
Nigeria's information minister, Dora Akunyili, says that "District 9" is not welcome in Nigeria because it portrays Nigerians as gangsters and cannibals. She has asked movie houses to stop screening the film.

Akunyili says she requested an apology from Sony and wants them to edit out the Nigerian antagonists and the name of the main Nigerian gangster Obesandjo, whose name closely resembles that of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.

This news comes just days after Nigeria complained about a different Sony product. In a commercial for PS3, an actor states: "You can't believe everything you read on the internet. Otherwise, I'd be a Nigerian millionaire by now."

Nigerian government officials demanded an apology from the company as well as the immediate removal of the commercial. Sony has since replaced the line with: "You can't believe everything you read on the internet. That's how World War I got started."

Click here to read our "District 9" review.

Source: Associated Press


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shinwillow writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 10:11:20 PM

The WWI line is actually funnier.
Ranger writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 10:11:37 PM

So District 9 isn't to be shown in Nigerian theaters?

Well, there goes $48. in ticket sales right there!
alexgi writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 10:21:33 PM

Careful Ranger, the Nigerian government may sue you for that. And then request an apology.
PrevalentMind writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 10:37:17 PM

World War One was caused by internet rumours?!? ROFL- what a dumbass marketing team hahaha.
Ranger writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 10:43:15 PM

Sony by even having changed that one line has:

1. Given in the censorship.
2. Given this or any other government (or anyone else) at ear. They have compromised their 'art' and that is a mistake. They have opened the floodgates.
vwkombi writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 10:45:10 PM

Bah, who cares about Nigeria. Their entire economy is based around internet scams. My friend almost gave into one, until i explained it was all a scam. And even if it wasn't, 1 million Nigerian dollars will get your half a Big-Mac in Australia.
minkowski writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 10:50:54 PM

I think you've missed the point, PM.

And why is it that everything that comes out of Nigeria starts with the same three letters? Ban, bank scam, banana republic.
minkowski writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 10:52:15 PM

"1 million Nigerian dollars will get your half a Big-Mac in Australia."

Yeah, but I hear that same one million will buy you a lot of Soylent Green in Nigeria.
Ranger writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 10:57:00 PM

Ohhh, I LOVE Soylent Green! I buy in bulk when it goes on sale (usually on Tuesdays)!
Ranger writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 10:58:05 PM

@alex - or a 'Prince' from there will email me with the need of a bank to hold his millions... and if I send $50. TODAY, I'll get half... yeah, yeah... lol!
Ranger writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 11:19:22 PM

Well...

The upside is Nigerians speak English.

The downsides are they only have a 57.1% literacy rate, and considerably fewer yet have Internet access.

Too bad really. But still, someone from there MUST pop onto this site again at one time or another. In just that case...

ATTN: Nigerians! SUCK MY c*ck, you censoring, scam-ridden pieces of sh*t!
Ranger writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 11:22:09 PM

The above message was NOT approved by WP, nor is condoned by WP and may NOT reflect the opinions of it's owners, staff, kidlets, animals and property.
triggax writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 11:26:45 PM

Haha, ranger.

"Too bad really. But still, someone from there MUST pop onto this site again at one time or another. In just that case...

ATTN: Nigerians! SUCK MY c*ck, you censoring, scam-ridden pieces of sh*t!"

My parents are both nigerian.. But don't worry im not offended... I got a good laugh out of it...

So how's this for Irony?... My parents are both nigerian, which makes me 100% nigerian/canadian, I am also a nigerian/canadian member of NATO and own and operate a small movie theater in Creston, BC. The theater that we are currently showing the original "The day the earth stood still" and DISTRICT 9...

So i guess you could say that it's not banned from all nigerian cinemas.
triggax writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 11:29:54 PM

This article is killing me..

f*ck... My parents no longer live in nigeria, Infact they've lived here since the year I was born, 1977... So im really not offended...

But wow how ironic.
Ranger writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 11:29:59 PM

Hey... 2 great movie calls. They're putting ass's in the seats I'll bet!

I didn't think you'd get offended (we've all been over that mountain).

NATO eh? Nice. I've been inside NORAD at Cheyenne Mountain. And yes, the blast doors are a meter thick, and do weigh 40 tons each.
Ranger writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 11:32:45 PM

NOTICE TO NIGERIA: trigs parents leaving your fine country is in no way representative of a huge disdain the entire world feels for your scams! The 'SUCK IT!' comment from Ranger was completely of his own doing. He did this freely and without undue duress. And has no kidlets or pets... so, SUCK IT HARD!!! AND SEND ME ONE MORE f*ckING SCAMMING EMAIL AND REBUT WITH A VIRUS THAT'LL SHUT DOWN YOUR f*ckING COUNTRY AND IT'S 21 f*ckING COMMODORE 64'S TIL THE 2ND COMING OF CHRIST HIMSELF!!!!
triggax writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 11:35:51 PM

NATO = National Association of Theater Owners.
Ranger writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 11:38:25 PM

NORAD - North American Aerospace Defense Command.

So ummm... ok then. Ahhh... forget I was inside there then. Shhhh...
minkowski writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 11:43:53 PM

"So ummm... ok then. Ahhh... forget I was inside there then."

The same thing Aaron Carter said to Lindsay Lohan.
Ranger writes:
on September 20th, 2009 at 11:44:32 PM

The same thing EVERYONE has said the Lindsay Lohan!
TH3D4RKKN1GH7 writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 12:29:05 AM

I just saw District 9 recently and thought it was pretty good but I don't see why people lost their sh*t over it like they did. I mean some folks were calling it the best Sci Fi film ever. I'm like what the f*ck are you smoking?
Ranger writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 12:30:29 AM

Smoking is allowed in trig's balcony!
minkowski writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 1:08:51 AM

" I mean some folks were calling it the best Sci Fi film ever. I'm like what the f*ck are you smoking?"

Exactly! People are so quick to join the bandwagon on any nutty new fad.
PrevalentMind writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 1:22:34 AM

Yeah I could have Mink- I never saw this PS3 spot they're talkin about- but either way it's a funny line.
FBO writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 2:33:56 AM

Whatever, I did Lohan and I freely admit to that... What I won't admit to is who I am and/or how long it took to get rid of that rash
triggax writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 2:35:58 AM

Yeah, it was good.. it definitely wasn't the best SCI FI ive ever seen...

@Ranger, we don't allow freebasing but we do however have a smoking room and permit for alcohol in the theater... It was my fathers theater and we've tried over the last 10 years to keep up with the general nostalgic feel.. If you're ever in the kootenays ill promise you that, you can atleast smoke weed and drink some JD...
Ranger writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:09:33 AM

Weed is fine when it's around. I'll bring the cigars. Thx. for the invite trig.

Cuban stogies and the native Kokanee... I'm in.
Ranger writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:10:53 AM

Honestly... I think a smoke room these days is high end. Not for image sake (clearly I'm not concerned about my image... lol), but because it's old school. The world is too f*cking uptight these days. Good for you for having it!
triggax writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:14:50 AM

The kokanee brewery is about 3 miles from me...

And yeah, it used to be that, there were ash trays in the back of the seat, but due to municipalities or what have you... We had to create a separate smoking room... It's nice though, it's more of a lounge than anything...
Ranger writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:18:54 AM

Sweet! Seriously... if I'm ever in the area...

triggax writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:25:15 AM

Yeah buddy... ranger's get in free...

We're right on the main drag if you're ever driving through creston... The Strand.. (if that isn't the most cliched name for a theater of all f*cking time)
triggax writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:26:35 AM

Hahaha when it was my fathers it was called "The Royal"
Ranger writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:29:29 AM

I appreciate the offer trig.
triggax writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:32:00 AM

Bah, offer my ass... I don't know very many people that appreciate film like I do...

So the "offer" stands anytime... But! You'll have to spend some time... I've got a basement full of old hitchc*ck reels.. just waiting for the right amount of time and liquor...
Ranger writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:40:08 AM

How far is Peachland (am I calling it right?) from Creston?
Ranger writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:51:41 AM

Holy cow... I just Google mapped the distance. Either way... if I'm ever in your area, I'd pop in for sure T. TY.
TGDirector writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 4:53:25 AM

Dude! Could you imagine if Mink, Ranger, Trigs and myself were in one room with liquor and old hitchc*ck film IN a theater in Canada that Trig's owns?????

It'll probably end up like the ending to Inglorious Basterds because we all got pissed pff at people for being so incredibly stupid.

Like IronDan or BigWoody25....Or...Nigirian *ssholes.
lawman writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 10:13:25 AM

Maybe, instead of complaining about how these mediums are insulting Nigeria, the bitch do something to get rid of the stigma. Nigeria is a worthless hell hole, I HAVE BEEN THERE. There is nothing of value there. Why do you think these shiftless, degenerate, animals are all about internet scams. Just the PROSPECT of ONE mark sending you money is worth the risk (that is if Nigeria gave a sh*t, which it does not since it enjoys this fraud as commerce). If the goevernment wanted to stamp out this stigma associated with their country they would be able to with minimal effort. I mean, jesus, the scam is NAMED after that piss hole, thats how prevalent it is there! Akunyili, GO f*ck YOURSELF!!
minkowski writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 10:37:46 AM

"There is nothing of value there"

I vastly disagree. Africa is extremely rich in minerals, soil, and other natural commodities. The lack of social stability and institutions is what makes Africa a hellhole. The people there deserve far better.
Armpit writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 11:08:28 AM

Nigerians portrayed as cannibals.
In the ol' days people only apologized because they lied...
minkowski writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 11:24:55 AM

And now, ladies and gentlemen, time for an entirely 'tasteless' joke:

What did the cannibal do after he dumped his girlfriend?




He wiped his ass.
Armpit writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 11:34:39 AM

Ok - why don't cannibals eat clowns?

















Because they taste funny.
minkowski writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 11:38:12 AM

good one!

A tourist goes to Africa and asks his tourist guide while walking in the jungle, "Are we safe here? Aren't there cannibals around here?"

And the tourist guide says, "Yes. You can be sure there are no cannibals in Africa."

And the tourist says, "But there may still be some cannibals."

And the tourist guide says, "No, rest assured. We ate the last one last Monday."
minkowski writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 11:39:41 AM

An explorer in the deepest Amazon suddenly finds himself surrounded by a blood thirsty group of cannibals. Upon surveying the situation, he says quietly to himself, "Oh God, I'm screwed."

There is a ray of light from the sky above and a voice booms out: "No, you are NOT screwed. Pick up that stone at your feet and bash in the head of the chief standing in front of you."

So the explorer picks up the stone and proceeds to bash the life out of the chief. He stands above the lifeless body, breathing heavily and surrounded by 100 cannibals with a look of shock on their faces.

The voice booms out again: "Okay . . . . NOW you're screwed."
ACTIONFIGURE writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 11:42:03 AM

How can they be cannibals if they are only eating the "Prawns"? This information minister is not very informed.
synthetic1985 writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 11:43:36 AM

@ vwkombi....nice avatar haha
Armpit writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 11:52:43 AM

...who hasn't been a cannibal? If you've ever picked up a BigMac in the eighties - chances are a future Morlock...
Ranger writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 12:20:45 PM

@synthetic - don't encourage him.

Cannibal jokes? There's a Clan Chowder joke to be had here!

@TG - a night at trig's would be fun.
thebearjew writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 12:22:20 PM

that's what they get for being cannibals and gangsters. If the shoe fits wear it.
SpookyCupcakes writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:53:20 PM

OH BOY! I LOVE cencorship!
Armpit writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:55:36 PM

f*ck the Nigronians - look if they called the U.$.A.s people who are anorexic - it wouldn't bother anyone because it's not true. So if these guys are offended - maybe it's because the truth shocks?
Armpit writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 3:55:50 PM

Fock the Nigronians - look if they called the U.$.A.s people who are anorexic - it wouldn't bother anyone because it's not true. So if these guys are offended - maybe it's because the truth shocks?
Randal Graves writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 4:53:45 PM

i thought nigerians were cannibals.....gotta stop watching Bill O'Reilly
SpookyCupcakes writes:
on September 21st, 2009 at 8:11:30 PM

"I DIDN'T HAVE PORNOGRAPHIC RELATIONS WITH ONE OF THESE f*ckING PRAWNS, MAN!"
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