Popular children’s TV show Peppa Pig has introduced its first same-sex couple/
Two lesbian polar bear mums have appeared in the episode called ‘Families’, which just aired in the UK.
Peppa’s friend Penny the Polar bear explained in school that she has two mums while drawing a picture of two polar bears in dresses.
Penny explained: “I live with my mummy and my other mummy. One mummy is a doctor and one mummy cooks spaghetti. I love spaghetti.”
End of story, but of course the episode has made waves both positive and negative.
Really nice to see age appropriate representation of same sex couples on @peppapig with Penny & her two mummies. We are loving “One mummy is a doctor and one mummy cooks spaghetti. I love spaghetti.” #PrimaryRocks #WomenEd #LesbianVisibility #DiverseEd https://t.co/EuZPdDcUDK
— Safe Schools Alliance (@SafeSchools_UK) September 7, 2022
Well what do you know? My kids saw the first same-sex couple on Peppa Pig and the world didn’t end. Penny Polar Bear said she lives with her ‘mummy and her other mummy’ and the four horsemen of the apocalypse didn’t came storming over the horizon to bring humanity to a close. pic.twitter.com/dtcHMDXJt5
— Simon Harris – #LovelyBitOfSquirrel (@simonharris_mbd) September 7, 2022
Ok. But that’s the end for my grandkids watching that channel.
— Frank Nkrumah (@osagyefo) September 7, 2022
Peppa Pig has been running for 18 years and this episode marks the first time the show has featured a same-sex couple.
It comes two years after a petition was started demanding the creators introduce a same-sex parent family to the show, which ended up with 24,000 signatures.
The petition stated: “Children watching Peppa Pig are at an impressionable age, and excluding same-sex families will teach them that only families with either a single parent or two parents of different sexes are normal.
Main image: Channel 5