Eighteen years after its creation, the directors of the famous British cartoon have included a lesbian couple in one episode. An initiative acclaimed by associations for the defense of LGBT +, as well as by many Internet users on social networks.
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The British cartoon Peppa Pigwhich features a very popular sow among babies around the world, first featured a pair of lesbian mothers in one episode, a move acclaimed by the LGBT + community.
In episode 41 of the seventh season of the worldwide hit cartoon, which aired Tuesday on Channel 5 in the UK, Penny, a polar bear character, draws her family and introduces her to her classmates. “my mother and my other mother“.”Beautiful“, Then replies his teacher as we see later in the episode the two mothers who go to pick up their daughter from school.
The initiative, which gives visibility to LGBT + people in a children’s program where they are still rarely represented, was acclaimed on social networks: “THIS is how we should be teaching inclusivity to young children“Wrote one user on Twitter. “We don’t need to talk to them about sex. Just from all kinds of families. They will understand the rest in time.“
If LGBT + characters have already been featured in children’s programs, this is the first time in eighteen years of existence that the directors of Peppa Pig decide to stage it. Two years ago, a petition that has since garnered nearly 24,000 signatures called for the creation of a same-sex parenting family in the program.
“Is fantastic“, Robbie de Santos, of the association for the defense of the rights of LGBT people + Stonewall, reacted to the BBC.”Many who watch the episode will have two moms or two dads, and it makes sense to many parents and children for their experiences to be portrayed in a cult children’s program.“He told the BBC.
Created in 2004, the British cartoon has enjoyed global success and is now available in over 180 territories around the world. Another British children’s program exported internationally, Tommaso and his friendswill stage an autistic character on Channel 5 from September 21st, voiced by a nine-year-old boy who himself is autistic.