‘Peppa Pig’ introduces its first same-sex couple

The landmark second arrived throughout an episode entitled “Families,” which aired on Channel 5 within the UK on Tuesday.

In the quick scene, Peppa’s classmate Penny Polar Bear talks about her two mommies and what makes every particular.

While drawing an image of her household — two polar bears in clothes — Penny says: “I’m Penny Polar Bear. I dwell with my mommy and my different mommy. One mommy is a health care provider and one mommy cooks spaghetti. I like spaghetti.”

The episode divided viewers. While many welcomed the inclusion, some didn’t help the introduction of the same-sex couple.

British safeguarding group Safe Schools Alliance tweeted: “Really good to see age acceptable illustration of identical intercourse {couples} on @peppapig with Penny & her two mummies.”

Another viewer tweeted: “That’s the top of the Peppa Pig phenomenon. What a disgrace. Education, not indoctrination.”

Broadcast in 180 international locations and translated into 40 languages, “Peppa Pig” has change into a worldwide phenomenon because it burst, oinking, onto screens in 2004. The franchise has toys, clothes traces and even its personal vacationer attraction: Peppa Pig World.

CNN has contacted Entertainment One, the Canadian manufacturing firm behind the present, for additional remark.

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In 2019, campaigners launched a petition calling on the writers of “Peppa Pig” to incorporate a same-sex dad or mum household, to make it extra inclusive for all youngsters.

The petition, which attracted greater than 23,000 signatures, acknowledged: “Children watching Peppa Pig are at an impressionable age, and excluding same-sex households will educate them that solely households with both a single dad or mum or two mother and father of various sexes are regular.

“This implies that youngsters of same-sex mother and father could really feel alienated by Peppa Pig, and that different youngsters could also be extra more likely to bully them, merely via ignorance.

“Peppa Pig is not only for leisure, youngsters are inevitably studying from it too.”

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