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German broadcaster to pay the penalty for profanity singer Dieter Bohlen

July 15 2008
13:00

A private German TV channel RTL pays a fine of 100,000 euros for the fact that his popular music program-competition "Germany is looking for a superstar" promotes young people "antisocial behavior and obscene language."

On the air this program, the tone of "degrading treatment, with participants" asked the chairman of the jury - a famous composer and former lead singer of Modern Talking, Dieter Bohlen.

His offensive and rude remarks, dispensed in the course of listening to the contestants, caused complaints from the public and political circles.

Offensive remarks and antisocial behavior were presented in a television format as the norm. In this way, distributed model of behavior that are contrary to such educational tseleustanovkam society of tolerance and respect. Especially it can affect children younger than 12 years, said Chairman of the Commission for the Protection of youth media in the land of minors Wolf-Dieter Ring.

Initially, the commission also imposed a ban on some new software release, but it was later withdrawn, "as TV Guide in a statement agreed with the criticisms and pledged to pre-show next record subsequent castings competitive programs to representatives of voluntary self-control on the television (FSF)", RIA "News."

Russians Dieter known, especially in the popular 80's duo Modern Talking, in which he spoke with Thomas Anders.

In autumn 2002, Dieter Bohlen, he became a member of the jury, then chairman of the German music TV contest "Germany is looking for a superstar."

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