Iraqi TV shows banned for staging shocking 'terrorist pranks' on celebrities
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Al-Araby

Two television shows in Iraq have been suspended after staging fake militant attacks to “prank” celebrities, causing outrage in the country that has been plagued by terrorism. The programmes, named “Tony’s Bullet” and “Raslan’s Shooting”, saw public figures targeted in staged kidnappings and having fake suicide vests strapped to them, causing one celebrity to faint out of fear. Viewers complained that the shows were highly insensitive due to the ongoing terrorist attacks that have killed thousands of Iraqis over the past two decades. While the Islamic State group – one of the biggest threats t…

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