Peppa Pig broke into the Italian election campaign: the extreme right demanded that public television not broadcast the episode in which a lesbian couple appears

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, posing for a photo before an interview with Reuters, in Rome, Italy. August 24, 2022. REUTERS/Yara Nardi/File (YARA NARDI/)

The popular British cartoon series Peppa Pigone of the favorites of children around the world, has reached the Italian election campaign after the extreme right Brothers from Italy (FdI), to whom all the polls give victory in the elections on September 25, have asked public television not to broadcast an episode in which a character with two mothers appears.

“We cannot accept gender indoctrination. That’s why we ask RAI, which buys the rights to the Peppa Pig series in Italy with the canon of all Italians, not to broadcast the episode in question on any channel or web platform“, said Frederic Molliconeresponsible for culture at FdI, who assured that “once again” children “pay the price” of “political correctness”.

The FdI leader and top favorite to be the country’s next minister, Giorgia Melonihas also spoken on the issue.

“Peppa Pig is a cartoon that three-year-olds watch on average. These are issues that families must deal with. This is what I have always thought and what I still think. On the contrary, there is a risk of wanting to necessarily impose concepts a little early to metabolize. The famous phobias that some believe do not exist, ”she said during a campaign act when asked by the press.

A symbol of far-right party leaders Giorgia Meloni of Fratelli d'Italia, Matteo Salvini of the League, and Silvio Berlusconi of Forza Italia is displayed as Italy holds early elections on September 25, in Rome , Italy, on August 23, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File
A symbol of far-right party leaders Giorgia Meloni of Fratelli d’Italia, Matteo Salvini of the League, and Silvio Berlusconi of Forza Italia is displayed as Italy holds early elections on September 25, in Rome , Italy, on August 23, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File (GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANE/)

The reactions of the center-left were immediate, while social networks have been flooded with comments, mainly sarcastic, about it.

“A new enemy besieges the nation: Peppa Pig”said with irony the deputy alessandro zanof the Democratic Party (PD), the main progressive formation in the country, and promoter of the law against homophobia that has been paralyzed in Parliament for months due to the opposition of right-wing formations.

Also ironic was the leader of the Left-Green alliance, Nicola Fratoiannisuggesting to Meloni that she “eliminate” “the three nephews who grow up with Donald Duck” before adding that “Rainbow families exist, and they must be granted all their rights”.

“But then do we have to censor Peppa Pig and spread the video of the woman raped in Piacenza without limits?” Asked the leader of the PD, Enrico Letta, referring to a controversial recording of a woman while she was being assaulted sexually by a foreigner that Meloni posted on her social media a few weeks ago.

The controversy arose after the association Pro Vita Famiglia only launched after the highly anticipated UK broadcast of the episode in question, a Internet petition for RAI not to broadcast “gay cartoons for children” to consider “intolerable to use LGTBIQA+ cartoons to influence the minds” of children “and normalize situations that are based on gender ideology.”

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The episode of Peppa Pig in which a lesbian couple appears

In the 41st episode of the seventh season of Peppa Pig, which aired Tuesday on Britain’s Channel 5, Penny the polar bear, He talks to his classmates about his two mothers.

“One mom is a doctor and the other cooks spaghetti,” says Penny. “I love spaghetti,” she adds.

Later, the two women are seen picking up the little girl at school.

Robbie de Santos, representative of Stonewall, an NGO for the defense of LGBT+ rights, described as “fantastic” this first appearance of a homosexual family.

(With information from EFE)

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