An episode of popular children’s programme Peppa Pig has been banned in Australia after parents claimed it encouraged children to play with spiders.
The Peppa Pig video, titled Mister Skinny Legs, sees the pink protagonist and her brother George handle a spider, with their father telling them ‘they can’t hurt you’.
本集名为《Mister Skinny Legs》，剧中有这样一幕，粉红猪和她的兄弟乔治手拿蜘蛛，而他们的父亲告诉二人“它们不会伤害你们”。
The episode has now been banned from being shown in Australia by its creators Nickelodeon after concerned parents complained.
The episode sees George find a spider in his bathroom sink before picking it up and going to play with it.
Initially afraid, when Peppa sees the spider she is heard saying it is ‘too scary,’ before later picking the spider up herself.
’Spiders are very, very small and they can’t hurt you,’ Daddy Pig says in the episode.
However, despite what Daddy Pig says, Australia is home to a large number of venomous spiders, including the Sydney funnel-web spider – considered among the deadliest in the world.