Russian MP declares war on Peppa Pig propaganda claiming it turns children gay

A Russian MP accused Peppa Pig of turning children gay after the kid's show vaguely referenced a homosexual relationship.

Politician and journalist Alexander Khinshtein said the show was a "tool of hybrid war" in a clip originally broadcast on Russian state TV.

The show was recently praised when one of the characters, Penny, is seen doodling a picture of her family and says: "I’m Penny Polar Bear. I live with my mummy and my other mummy.

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"One mummy is a doctor and one mummy cooks spaghetti. I love spaghetti."

While parents across the world praised the show for its simple inclusion of LGBTQ+ characters, not everyone was pleased.

Khinshtein suggested the show threatened the "traditional values" he claimed to hold dear and called for their protection.

The BBC’s Francis Scarr, who claims to "watch Russian state TV so you don’t have to" shared a clip of the politician slamming the show.

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In it, he said: "LGBT is nowadays a tool of hybrid war, and in that hybrid war, we must protect our traditional values.

"We must protect our society and our children. Let me very quickly demonstrate what kind of propaganda is already being waged against our society."

The politician then showed pictures of Peppa Pig alongside stills from Call Me By Your Name and South Park, which he claimed were also part of the "war" on his much-loved values.

Speaking about the Peppa Pig episode, called Families, he said: "In one episode a polar bear is drawing a portrait of her family and says: 'I live with my mummy and my other mummy.'"

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It's not just Khinshtein who takes issue with the beloved cartoon, which has been on air since 2004.

Far-right Italian politician Federico Mollicone also slammed the British pig and even said that the episode in question should not be broadcast.

He told the Guardian: "Once again the politically correct has struck, at the expense of our children. Can’t children just be children?

"We ask Rai, which buys the rights to the Peppa Pig series in Italy with a fee from all Italians, not to broadcast the episode in question on any channel or web platform."


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