Peppa Pig Introduces Show’s First-Ever Same-Sex Couple

Peppa Pig has introduced its first-ever same-sex couple since its debut in 2004. 
Credit: Channel 5

Peppa Pig has introduced its first-ever same-sex couple since its debut in 2004. 

Penny Polar Bear and her two mums appeared on the popular children’s TV show on September 5.

In the episode, Peppa’s friend 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.”

Parents are now taking to Twitter and praising the move, with one tweeting: “I’m glad as some kids, including mine, have same-sex parents and watching shows like this will make them feel less out of place if they currently do.

“They have straight couples so why not same-sex? Makes sense. Anyone and I know loads will moan, [they] are just typical Karens.”

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A second agreed, writing: “Wow so many people triggered by this. So what? The reality of life is there are a lot of same-sex couples raising healthy and happy children.

“Imagine indoctrinating your own child into hating gay couples because you won’t let them watch Peppa Pig.”

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“Typical bigot comments. So you’re OK with kids seeing TALKING ANIMALS that do not really exist, but you freak out that one pair is a gay couple and that gays really exist and many kids have two moms or dads,” a third commented.

Penny Polar Bear’s debut comes after fellow kids’ show Thomas & Friends introduced its first-ever autistic character.

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Written by Aimee Walker

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