The United States has canceled funding for Pakistan’s version of Sesame Street because they’ve received allegations of fraud and corruption in production. The State Department spokesman Mark Toner said, “We did launch an investigation into the allegations. We also sent the theater workshop a letter that terminates the project agreement. No one is questioning, obviously, the value and positive impact of this kind of programming for children. But this is about allegations of corruption. We deemed that the allegations were serious enough that we wanted to suspend or cut off the program until we were able to complete this investigation because we take misuse and misspending of U.S. taxpayer dollars very seriously.”
How crazy is that???? Leave it to some corrupt sick f*cks to ruin it for the kids. Were they stealing production money or using Sesame Street as an excuse for a Plushie (Furry) drama? Either way, it sucks.
Can’t people just do things the right way? I am so sad for the poor children of Pakistan. It’s not their fault!!! Let them have Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and the gang!!