Canada’s public broadcaster was wrong to show a skit that joked about the possible assassination of U.S. President Barack Obama and suggested he could be a thief, an industry panel ruled on Monday, according to Reuters. The New Year’s Eve “Bye Bye” comedy program—shown by the French-language Radio Canada network—generated more than 200 complaints. The council said the comments and sketches breached regulations, adding they went “too far in terms of Canadian broadcast standards.” The producers of the show denied the skits had been racist, saying they had meant to mock the characters making the offensive remarks.—BB
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