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'Shrek 2' banned in Israel for joke

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 12 (UPI) -- A Hebrew version of "Shrek 2" has been banned in Israel because the film makes fun of Israeli singer David Daor in a castration joke.

A Tel Aviv District Court ordered the "Shrek" sequel withdrawn from 20 theaters after Daor filed suit saying the film implied he had been castrated, BBC reported Monday.

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One character in the animated comedy threatened to emasculate another by saying "Let's do a David Daor on him," the suit said.

"This film intends to present me, in perpetuity, as a eunuch, a man with no testicles, and turn me into a laughing stock," Daor said.

The court ruled the film cannot be shown in Israel until the joke is removed.

"Shrek 2" has become one of the top 10 most successful films to date since its May 19 U.S. release.

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