20 Apr '11, 11am

Homer Simpson's beer falls foul of Lithuanian watchdog: VILNIUS - A LITHUANIAN company said on Wednesday it had

VILNIUS - A LITHUANIAN company said on Wednesday it had frozen publication of the local version of The Simpsons comic after a fine for advertising Duff beer, the fictional favourite of anti-hero Homer Simpson. 'The fine led the company to take the decision to temporarily suspend publication,' Indre Pavilonyte of Media Incognito told AFP. Lithuania's advertising watchdog slapped a penalty of 10,000 litas (S$5,100 dollars) on the company, she confirmed. In both the original cartoon show and the comic, hapless Simpson family father Homer can rarely resist his beloved Duff. Pavilonyte confirmed a report in the Lithuanian daily Verslo Zinios that the fine came after the watchdog ruled that actual Duff beer was sold in Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Portugal and Germany. The spin-off Duff is reportedly not licensed by US cartoonist and Simpson creator, Matt Groening. -- AFP

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