A new example of family diversity in children’s television. In the seventh season of the popular Peppa Pig, which airs in the United Kingdom, one of the protagonist’s new friends naturally talks about his family. “I live with my mother and with my other mother. One mom is the doctor and the other mom cooks the spaghetti,” said Penny, showing the pig a picture.
episode titled families, affirms Peppa Pig as the fifteenth example of a family product that considers society’s sexual and familial diversity in its portrait of reality. This joins a growing list that includes titles like steven universe, adventure time, arthur, my little pony hey Clarence,
It joins an increasingly long list that includes titles such as ‘Steven Universe’, ‘Adventure Time’, ‘Arthur’, ‘My Little Pony’ or ‘Clarence’.
As is the case every time an LGBT person appeared in a children’s novel, there were homophobic comments on social networks. It’s worth recalling the controversy over the existence of a gay couple in Lightyear last spring, the latest production by Pixar, Disney’s animation studio. But there were also those who appreciated that producers Neville Astley and Mark Baker resolved this pending account since they premiered the series in 2004.
“My kids saw the first gay couple in Peppa Pig and the world didn’t end. One father joked on social media that Penny the Polar Bear said she lived with her “mom and her other mom” and lived with her “mom and her other mom” after the apocalypse. Knights did not suddenly appear on the horizon to bring humanity into its twilight.
It’s not even necessary to watch a screen to meet gay couples. Sometimes just looking at the environment is enough. If there are pairs of mothers and pairs of fathers in fiction, it is because in reality they also exist; And their kids watch TV too. Peppa PigWith these new characters, more will allow children to feel represented with their own fictional universe.