Peppa Pig is facing parental backlash, with mums and dads banning the animated series from their homes, claiming she’s turning their children into brats.

Mums from around the world have revealed that Peppa Pig is no longer watched in their homes, because she doesn’t set the right example for their children.

Writer Sarah Rainey says she finds Peppa Pig rude, bossy and infuriating.

“The ghastly pink piggy spends her days putting down her little brother, talking back to her parents, being mean to her friends – and fat-shaming her father,” she wrote in a Daily Mail article.

“Peppa is a spoiled, entitled little brat. In our house, where my sons aged two and four would love nothing more than to watch back-to-back episodes of the show like all their friends, Peppa Pig is banned.”

And she’s not the only one banning the beloved British TV show from her home. American mum of two Kayla Tychsen says Peppa Pig’s behaviour isn’t something she wants her children to copy.

“Some argue that Peppa is just like any other four-year-old,” Kayla told The Times.

“I think that’s probably true. Four-year-olds can be rude and demanding and whiny,” she said. “But, for me, the issue is that I don’t want to be modelling that behaviour for my children.

“Peppa is bossing people around, or telling her parents what to do… or making comments about people’s weight”.

Mum Armita Asgari said her child is parroting what’s heard on Peppa Pig, even making rude remarks to a neighbour.

“He said, ‘Look, David’s got a big tummy! That was when I realised he had picked up all these behaviours from Peppa Pig,’” she told The Wall Street Journal.

Another mum says she’s banned her children watching Peppa Pig because of the negative stereotypes it portrays.

“The dad is considered to be fat and lazy, and I don’t want my children to have that language or have acceptance of that behaviour,” Brittany Balinski told Good Morning Britain.

It’s not the first time a children’s TV show has been blamed for children’s bad behaviour, with Cocomelon coming under fire from some mums who said is causes tantrum and speech delay.

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  • I agree totally , we as parents don’t want kids to be modelling that kind of behaviour – even we stopped Peppa fairly soon.


  • They banned Fat Cat because he didn’t wear pants. What ever happened to Sesame Street and Play School? Must admit I’ve never watched Bluey or Peppa Pig but I’ve heard a lot of negative things about them.


  • I don’t like my toddler watching it cause when he mimics the snorting noise it drives me mental! Can’t say I’ve ever paid attention to an episode to know enough to have an opinion of influence but the snorting alone does it for me.


  • There are some seriously terrible kids show out there this one included also not a fan of Bluey sorry


  • It’s about time parents spoke and taught their children how to behave and point out what Peppa Pig is doing wrong – that way a valuable lesson will be learned. No-one should let the television be the parent and teacher of their children.


  • And to think it used to be the 3 stooges poking eyes and hitting and slapping each other nonstop .
    Same story years later what is in the pipeline for the future.
    I know put blindfolds and block ears and nothing will affect them


  • It’s sad blaming TV shows on kids behaviour. Teaching your kid what is reality and how to behave is a parents job. If we’ve been watching a show with bad behaviour we always discuss how silly that show was and that’s not how we behave in real life.


  • Blaming bad behaviour of kids on a tv program is a bit sad. You could use it as a teaching moment and talk about a better choice of behaviour.
    Factors such as family dynamics, parenting styles, peer relationships, and cultural influences all contribute to a child’s behaviour, and recognising these factors is extremely helpful for parents to be able to respond to their child’s needs and support their well-being. Genetics , gestation and birth are of impact of kids behaviour too.

    • Beautifully commented on Ellen. Agree with your wise words of wisdom.


  • I can see what theyre talking about having watched a few myself


  • I’ve never liked Peppa pig. Thankfully none of kids really have either..


  • parents are only realising this now its been from the start


  • Lucky our boys are obsessed with Bluey as we can all enjoy it together!


  • This is old news , variations on this one re Peppa Pig have been doing the rounds for years. It’s not my favourite, but I dont use it as a parenting tool either! While I agree with the sentiment, it does reflect an aspect of toddler-young kid life, and you dont often see her pulled up on her less pleasant behaviour. When Bluey behaves badly she is called out on it.
    Ultimately, these kids shows reflect behaviour, but they dont recommend it. It’s a bit up to you as a parent /grandparent/uncle / guardian etc to say, ‘wow, she’s a bit mean, isnt she?’ ….telly’s not just a baby sitter.


  • Wow! Peppa’s been cancelled. Bluey anyone??!!


  • I couldn’t have agreed more! I have always said it and will still say it today, from the first time Peppa Pig appeared on our TV, I never liked it at all. Yes, it shows sometimes morals, etc but find Peppa is a rude character. My oldest son was never a fan but my youngest, has gone through a phase of watching it. And it makes my blood boil. All the bossy comments, bullying, being so competitive – Thats one thing we don’t teach in our home is competitiveness. Its always “do your best”. I never see real educational things out of this show. It has taught my child to snort disgustingly and mimic George’s voice, sulking like him… meanwhile we are doing speech therapy so it set him back a bit. I was surprised until today, that a show like this was still acceptable.


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