BARBIE, Peppa Pig, and My Little Pony Not for Kids, Says China Report

BARBIE, Peppa Pig, and My Little Pony Not for Kids, Says China Report

BARBIE, Peppa Pig, and My Little Pony Not for Kids, Says China Report
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Parents in Eastern China recently complained about popular cartoon series such as Barbie, Peppa Pig, and My Little Pony. They said the series contained “inappropriate behavior.”

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In early April this year, Jiangsu Consumer Council released a list of 21 cartoon series that for them contain behavior and language inappropriate for children. The report, the watchdog organization said, was based on interviews with local parents.

Eight of the cartoon series came from abroad. This includes Peppa Pig, Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, and My Little Pony. The other five came from Japan like Detective Conan. 

Jiangsu Consumer Council is a government-supported organization established to protect consumer’s rights.

The organization further reported that it found a total of 123 “gloomy, thrilling and suspenseful” scenes in the cartoons. 

One example cited is a scene from Peppa Pig wherein Daddy Pig opens the door of a plane and falls from the aircraft. Meanwhile, the main character dips itself in lava in one of its episodes.

Further, Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures includes scenes hanging from a helicopter, a basketball hoop, and stepping on a person.

Meanwhile, for the homegrown animations, Boonie Bears had the highest number of complaints from parents. The report also claimed that the character always holds an electric saw, leading many children to use saws to hurt others.

In 2016, a 10-year-old girl in Shaanxi province killed her 5-year-old sister with an electric saw.

BARBIE, Peppa Pig, and My Little Pony Not for Kids, Says China Report
Photo: Asiaone