Peppa Pig, the popular children’s TV character has been removed from a Labour event, with its creators saying they want to avoid any controversy with her appearance.
A life-sized Peppa was due to appear at a party election event at a Sure Start children’s centre in south London, but her creators, E1 Entertainment, have said she has been removed from appearing with Yvette Cooper and Tess Jowell from the Labour party.
In the past, Peppa has been used to promote the government-funded Sure Start schemes, but this time around she has been removed ‘in the interests of avoiding any controversy or misunderstanding’. It comes as the Labour party launches their mini manifesto for families.
But it’s not the first time Peppa has hit the headlines. Earlier this year it was announced she is to wear a seatbelt in future episodes of her show, after parents complained she was setting a bad example by not wearing one when she traveled in cars.