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Believe it or not, Peppa Pig has caused enough controversy in some countries to get itself banned.
And before you jump to conclusions, it's nothing to do with Peppa Pig being used as an icon on bacon sandwich advertisements or the dark fan theory about how she died.
Here's why Peppe Pig is banned in some countries.
According to reports, Peppa Pig is banned in China because the character supposedly promotes "gang subculture." We're yet to see Peppa dealing drugs or committing heinous crimes during an episode, but okay?
It's not as simple as that. Apparently, China's decision to censor the British children's show came after Peppa's character became popular with a subculture of internet users known as 'shehuiren' or 'society people.'
The group supposedly holds "anti-establishment views" and "gangster" attitudes. As a result, Peppa got the chop... so to speak.
A 2004 episode of Peppa Pig named 'Mister Skinny Legs' was banned in Australia in 2012 because one of the characters said that "spiders can't hurt you," when in Australia, they absolutely can.
Authorities didn't want children to think all spiders in their country were harmless and so the episode has been taken off air a number of times in Oz.
Unlike China though, it's only this one episode of Peppa Pig which is banned in Australia - and we would say it's for a pretty good reason.
As far as we know, Peppa Pig hasn't been banned in any other countries and the little pink piglet is very popular with American viewers who try to mimic Peppa's english accent and vocabulary.
Topics: TV and Film