Are 'Tom and Jerry' behind the spread of violence across the world?

A senior Egyptian official believes 'Tom and Jerry' could, or in fact are, spreading violence!

Updated: May 06, 2016, 20:27 PM IST
Are 'Tom and Jerry' behind the spread of violence across the world?
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Cairo: What all are the two famous characters of cartoon series 'Tom and Jerry' capable of doing? You would say make us laugh, entertain and keep the kids busy. Think again!

A senior Egyptian official believes 'Tom and Jerry' could, or in fact are, spreading violence!

Salah Abdel-Sadek, head of the State Information Service, affiliated with the Egyptian presidency, has blamed Tom and Jerry for allegedly spreading a culture of violence.

He said at an event on 'violence' that video games and cartoons are to blame.

According to Abdel-Sadek, Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse "beat and blow up with explosives" one another and "in their minds, they see this as normal."