Peppa Pig is the most beloved series among kids airing for nearly two decades. The show has introduced same sex couple in its recent episode.
The show has added a same-sex couple to Channel 5 (U.K.) viewers in Tuesday’s episode, Families. According to CNN reports, in the episode Peppa’s classmate Penny Polar Bear draws a family portrait and talks about having two mums, saying, “I live with my mummy and my other mummy. One mummy is a doctor, and one mummy cooks spaghetti. I love spaghetti.”
The episode grabbed various mixed reactions from adults on social media. However, many supported the portrayal of same sex couple relationships in the pre-school series and some voiced outrage that these types of character will have negative effects on the children.
Created by Neville Astley and Mark Baker, Peppa Pig launched in 2004 on Channel 5 and Nick Jr., and has since been translated into over 40 languages and broadcast in more than 180 territories. The series follows Peppa Pig, a cheeky little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favourite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles.
Entertainment One (eOne), Hasbro’s global content studio, handles rights for the series, and has announced that new episodes will continue production into 2027, with animation handled by U.K. studio Karrot Entertainment.