Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has attacked political correctness by creating controversial cartoon series EMPIRE SQUARE, which tackles race, sexuality and drug issues.

The animated series is expected to cause outrage when it airs on British TV network CHANNEL 4 later this year (05) because it features three youngsters who pour scorn on modern society and the seamier side of pop culture.

Rowntree explains,"We wanted to poke fun at the things that make us angry and get people to gasp in amazement at what we get away with.

I don't find things like South Park offensive. What offends me is arbitrary attitude and enforced morality. The idea that bare breasts are evil, that is deeply offensive."

04/03/2005 18:17