The Italian government has announced that it will be banning the highly anticipated new Super Mario Bros movie after widespread protests from citizens.
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The Italian government has announced that it will be banning the highly anticipated new Super Mario Bros movie after widespread protests from citizens.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Culture, the decision was made after it was discovered that the film contained several scenes that were deemed “offensive” and “insensitive” to the Italian people.

One particularly controversial scene involves the main character, Mario, dressed in a stereotypical Italian outfit and speaking with a thick accent, which many have criticized as being culturally appropriative.

“We cannot stand by and allow a movie like this to be shown in our country,” said Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. “It is completely unacceptable for anyone to profit off of the exploitation of our culture and heritage in such a crass and disrespectful manner.”

It is completely unacceptable for anyone to profit off of the exploitation of our culture and heritage in such a crass and disrespectful manner.

Giorgia Meloni

The ban has been met with mixed reactions, with some praising the government for standing up for the rights of the Italian people, while others have accused them of censorship and limiting artistic expression.

The makers of the film have issued a statement apologizing for any offence caused and promising to make changes to the film in order to be more sensitive to cultural differences.

Despite the apology, it is unclear if the ban will be lifted, and it remains to be seen whether the movie will be released in other countries.

The Platypus contacted Nintendo for a response, but the company had no comment.

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