Peppa Pig has been accused of sexism by London fire chiefs.

London Fire Brigade tweeted a show clip and said: “We’ve not been firemen for 30 years.

“You have a huge influence on kids. Out-of-date stereotypical gender specific wording prevents girls from becoming firefighters.”

Twitter users ridiculed the brigade. One said: “Don’t tell Postman Pat.”

Other Comments include:

“Come on London fire Brigade lighten up does everything have to be an issue, this is another example of the world gone nuts, how about taking the comment to be innocent and harmless, that is exactly what it was. nothing stops girls becoming Firefighters.”

“I wanted to be a firefighter, but then I watched Peppa pig and it changed by mind. Said no woman ever.”

“Fight fires , leave politics alone.”

“But the fire “people”/”animals” in the cartoon #PeppaPig were female. Surely they should have been called “fireanimals” as that is what they are.”

A follow up tweet from the Brigade read, “Well we’ve sparked a lot of debate. We challenge outdated language for girls like Grace who get told they can’t become firefighters because ‘firefighters are men’. Hopefully it won’t take another 30 years for people to accept that we’re all firefighters.”


  • Really ????

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  • If the character in Peppa pig was a man why would it make a difference to call him a fireman or a firefighter. Once again political correctness taking over.

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  • A parent can always take the opportunity to discuss with their children that firefighter is the term that is non gender specific and is the one that should be used.

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  • Next thing we’ll hear about is Peppa Pig being offensive to pigs

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  • So many kids books are classics, which s one reason this kind of language hangs around.

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  • It’s just a name but kids do tend to just accept things. Maybe it’s a good thing

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  • How silly! People get too worked up about things like this.

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  • They do have a point!

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  • Once again political correctness strikes again. Why not just call all of them fire fighters. That’s what they are.

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  • Stupid. My mum is a firefighter and I tell people she is a fireman all the time. People know what you mean

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  • Women definitely can be firewomen!

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  • I’m sure that Rebecca rabbit manages the fire station ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivABOJSQ5-g

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  • This show has always been sexist. Some of the content on here is so outdated and offensive to women. I stopped putting this show on a while ago as some of the comments on the show made for major eye rolling moments

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  • Slowly there is more representation of girls in childrens cartoons but there does need to be more.

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  • Not a huge fan of her attitude on the show

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