08 December 2016

Peppa Pig Controversy As Islamic Leaders Call For Cartoon Set In Muslim Town - ‘There are messages in there that turn kids into brats.’

Islamic leaders in Australia are urging Muslims to donate money to help fund an alternative to children’s cartoon Peppa Pig which will be set in a “predominantly Muslim town”.

The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) has issued an online plea for parents to support the development of a TV show that teaches children about Islamic principals, ethics and values, rather than letting them watch programmes that “impact them negatively”.

Barakah Hills has been pitched as a Muslim alternative to the animated UK pre-school show which is shown in 180 countries.

Production company One4Kids, which makes children’s shows with Islamic themes, wants to raise £12,000 to begin production on Barakah Hills.

A LaunchGood fundraising page has been launched, and as of Thursday morning almost £3,000 had been raised. [The Huffington Post UK] Read more