Peppa Pig – Cartoon for Preschoolers – Introduces Lesbian Polar Bear Couple

"I'm Penny Polar Bear. I live with my mommy and my other mommy,"

by J Pelkey
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Peppa Pig, a British animated TV series, popular with preschoolers, has introduced its first same-sex couple, lesbian polar bears.

The show premiered in March of 2004 and has since become a worldwide phenomenon, broadcasting in over 180 countries.

The episode, titled “Families, features Penny the Polar Bear speaking about her family.

“I live with my mummy and my other mummy. One mummy is a doctor, and one mummy cooks spaghetti. I love spaghetti.”

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From Fox News:

A popular British children’s cartoon has added a same-sex polar bear couple to its show.

A new episode of “Peppa Pig,” titled “Families”, premiered on Channel 5 on Tuesday. In the episode, a polar bear cub is seen speaking about her lesbian parents to her class. 

“I’m Penny Polar Bear. I live with my mommy and my other mommy,” the cartoon character explains to her classmates.

“One mommy is a doctor and one mommy cooks spaghetti. I love spaghetti,” the child says while drawing a portrait of her family.

The debut is the first time a same-sex couple has been featured in the show’s 18-year history. It comes after a petition demanded a gay couple on the British children’s program, which got over 23,000 signatures.

“Children of same-sex parents may feel alienated by Peppa Pig, and that other children may be more likely to bully them, simply through ignorance,” the petition argued. “Peppa Pig is not just for entertainment, children are inevitably learning from it too.”

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