Peppa Pig is one of the most beloved children’s programs around the world, including Latin America and Mexicowhere it has become one of the favorite productions of the little ones.
Now, from the United Kingdom, the region from which the television program originates, they report that in the most recent episode, the creators introduced a lesbian couplewhich breeds an also new character, who is called Penny Polar Bear.
As reported BBC This is the first time in the show’s 18 years that a homosexual couple. They also trace the origin of the display in a diversity couple’s show to the fact that two years ago I would have created a petition on the web portal The Petition Site to the creators of this happening.
“The children who watch Peppa Pig they are of an impressionable age, and excluding same-sex families will teach them that only single-parent or two-parent families of different sexes are normal. This means that children of same-sex parents may feel alienated by Peppa Pigand that other kids are more likely to bully them, simply out of ignorance.”
During the episode broadcast by Channel 5 in the UK, we see Penny drawing her family: “I live with my mom and my other mom. A mom is a doctor and a mom cooks spaghetti“, he says. Afterwards, we can see the family sitting on the table: the little polar bear with her two mothers.
Other LGBT representations on children’s television
Although this is another isolated case as far as children’s television shows are concerned, there are other cases. One is Arthura show also broadcast in Mexico in which a gay wedding between two men was shown on one occasion.
Other more famous cases are in the acclaimed series for over 10 years of Cartoon Network Steven Universe Y Adventure Time; in both it is represented lesbian love with remembered scenes; in the first case with a wedding, and in the second with a sentimental relationship between Princess Bubblegum and Marceline, which continues in the special ‘Distant Lands’.
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Reference from www.milenio.com