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Royal satire raises temperatures
Published on:Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 11:03
There have been mixed reactions to a short satirical film shown on a popular Dutch TV talk show on Monday night. The film includes manipulated pictures of members of the Dutch royal family naked during a state visit. While some people accept the humour, others feel that it's crossing the boundaries of what's acceptable.
The film is a reaction to a political row in the Netherlands in the wake of a visit by Queen Beatrix to a mosque in the United Arab Emirates. She wore a headscarf, which angered the leader of the Freedom Party, Geert Wilders. The Dutch Government Information Service, RVD, said that it was normal for the royal family to observe local conventions regarding clothing.