Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
Turkish censors have been criticised for using a Photoshopped blanket to cover up the naked body of an actress, used in a new adaptation of ‘Hamlet’, despite the fact that her body parts were already covered by her hands and a large snake.
The poster for the Turkish TV series’ Hamlet’, which was released on 19th October on the digital content platform Gain TV, starring Erdal Besikcioglu and Elit Iscan, was shared on social media and displayed on street billboards to promote the show.
The poster features actress Elit Iscan lying naked with a snake crawling over her body with actor Erdal Besikcioglu standing behind her.
However, differences between the online posters and those displayed in the street caught the eye of netizens.
In the street posters, Iscan’s naked body has apparently been censored with the addition of a blanket draped over her exposed skin.
The poster change, before the series had even aired, was slammed by Turkish netizens on social media.
Turkish journalist Nevsin Mengu wrote: “Hey, the woman’s hair is showing, you forgot to censor it.”
‘Can Gurses’ commented: “What a thoughtful act, they covered her up so she wouldn’t get cold on the street in winter.”
Twitter user ‘Batu’ said: “I am starting to get scared of this country, enough is enough.”
‘Ali Yildiz’ wrote: “The next step is to ban being a woman in this country.”