Hit Australian youngsters’s TV present Bluey has edited an episode after considerations that it was doubtlessly fat-shaming characters.
A co-production between the Australian Broadcasting Company and BBC Studios, Bluey is about in Australia and is in regards to the lifetime of an eponymous blue heeler pet, her little sister Bingo and her mother and father Bandit and Chilli.
The episode – known as Train – sees Bluey’s mum and pa, Chilli and Bandit, complaining about how they wanted to train to reduce weight.
Within the present, Bandit is seen weighing himself and saying: “Oh man … I simply must do some train”.
Chilli chips in, replying “inform me about it” earlier than Bluey asks “why do not you simply do some train?”
After the episode was aired in Australia, mother and father and well being professionals voiced concern that it was sending doubtlessly dangerous messages to youngsters about their weight.
“With one in 5 youngsters all over the world displaying indicators of disordered consuming, I actually anticipated extra…”, one dad or mum wrote on Fb, whereas others had been “appalled” in regards to the “fatphobic” message.
A spokesman for ABC stated: “The latest episode of Bluey, Train, has been republished by the ABC following a call by the makers of this system. The brand new model offers households with the chance to handle necessary conversations in their very own method.
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“As the house of Bluey, the ABC helps the choice to re-edit this system and we now have up to date the episode on our platforms.
“BBC Studios will use this revised model for international distribution and likewise assist this resolution.”
The choice has met with favour, with one dad or mum posting on Fb: “Properly achieved Bluey manufacturing workforce for listening/recognising the issue and making the change. Wanting ahead to watching it this night with my son.”