Dutch WWII ceremony marred by button-busting fat-shaming scandal
By France 24
12 April 2018 | 7:30 am
In the Netherlands, a WWII commemoration ceremony is marred by a fat-shaming scandal. The famed cartoon series The Simpsons face a race row over its portrayal of the Indian character Apu.
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