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A in style British kids’s cartoon has added a same-sex polar bear couple to its present.
A brand new episode of “Peppa Pig,” titled “Households”, premiered on Channel 5 on Tuesday. Within the episode, a polar bear cub is seen talking about her lesbian dad and mom to her class.
“I am Penny Polar Bear. I reside with my mommy and my different mommy,” the cartoon character explains to her classmates.
“One mommy is a physician and one mommy cooks spaghetti. I really like spaghetti,” the kid says whereas drawing a portrait of her household.
The debut is the primary time a same-sex couple has been featured within the present’s 18-year historical past. It comes after a petition demanded a homosexual couple on the British kids’s program, which acquired over 23,000 signatures.
“Kids of same-sex dad and mom could really feel alienated by Peppa Pig, and that different kids could also be extra more likely to bully them, merely by way of ignorance,” the petition argued. “Peppa Pig is not only for leisure, kids are inevitably studying from it too.”
“Peppa Pig” is a well-liked kids’s franchise all through the globe, the place it’s watched in 180 nations. Some American dad and mom have even reported their kids talking in British accents due to the present.
A Peppa Pig theme park opened in Winter Haven, Florida earlier this 12 months. The cartoon was acquired by Hasbro in a $3.8 billion greenback deal in 2019.