Feeling Blue: ABC Kids’s Present Censored For Fats-Shaming

A kids’s present was censored by the Australian Broadcasting Firm (ABC) for fat-shaming.

ABC republished an edited episode of “Bluey” after the Australian TV present confronted allegations of fatphobia, in keeping with Sky Information.

Bluey’s mom and father, Chilli and Bandit, complain about how they should train to lose extra weight within the episode known as “Train.”

Bandit is proven weighing himself in entrance of his household, expressing the necessity to have interaction in bodily exercise as quickly as he noticed the quantity on the size. Chilli agrees, and Bluey encourages her mother and father to train.

Involved mother and father and healthcare professionals complained that the phase sends a harmful message to the present’s younger viewers about weight reduction and physique picture. (RELATED: Director Of ‘Little Mermaid’ Remake Defends Adjustments To Music That Was Apparently Too Rapey)

The opening scene was eliminated, and the edited episode begins with Bandit going exterior to train, in keeping with ABC.

“The current episode of Bluey, Train, has been republished by the ABC following a choice by the makers of this system. The brand new model gives households with the chance to handle necessary conversations in their very own manner,” ABC stated in an announcement.

BBC Studios helps the choice of the community, stating that the revised model of “Train” will probably be used to air globally.

Australia’s “Bluey” was acquired by Disney in a distribution take care of the BBC, in keeping with The Guardian. The youngsters’s cartoon is extraordinarily in style, that includes a household of animated canines. Title character Bluey and her sister Bingo are the younger daughters of Chilli and Bandit.

This isn’t the primary time an episode of “Bluey” was banned in by different international locations. ABC censored a racially insensitive time period used within the episode “Daddy Robotic” after a viewer complained.

Disney+ omitted the episode “Dad Child” as a result of Bluey’s dad simulated what it was like to offer start.