Beyond Stupid

Following fears about health and safety children’s cartoon character Peppa Pig will be forced to wear a seatbelt in future episodes. The animation company behind the series, Astley Baker Davies, has also said it will go back and re-animate previous episodes where Peppa does not wear a seatbelt.

Co-founder of the animation company Mark Baker is quoted as saying:

“If we could turn back the clock we would.”

The issue was initially raised when a mother wrote to Nickelodeon saying that her child had refused to put on her seatbelt in the car because she wanted to be like Peppa Pig.


All this raised a couple of further issues. Firstly, Peppa is a pig, and pigs do not ride in cars, regardless of any human like personality traits they may have. Secondly, any parent who cannot get their child to put on a seatbelt in the car is either not fit to be a parent or is mentally deficient in some way.

I know its a cliche to say it, but this is another case of health and safety gone mad. The sooner people stop blaming their shitty parenting skills on other people the better.

SOURCES:
Telegraph.co.uk
BBC News

Thanks also to Will Wybrow for bringing this story to my attention.

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One Response to “Beyond Stupid”

  1. Will Says:

    Spot on, as usual. “I’m not wearing a seatbelt because a cartoon character on TV doesn’t wear one” is not indicative of irresponsible children’s TV shows but irresponsible parents. It’s along the same lines as saying the media makes children violent.

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