Councillors in a small town in Poland have banished Winnie the Pooh from local playgrounds, declaring that the cartoon character is of “dubious sexuality”, is “inappropriately dressed” and “half-naked”, which makes him “disturbing”. The town of Tuszyn, in central Poland, was considering a special mascot for their new children’s playground when someone suggested the popular teddy bear. However, some members of the city council disliked the idea, pointing out that Winnie the Pooh was exerting a dangerous influence on children. Councillor Ryszard Cichy elaborated:
The problem with that bear is it doesn’t have a complete wardrobe. It is half-naked which is wholly inappropriate for children.
Mr. Cichy proceeded to suggest an altogether more appropriately dressed fictional bear, which also happened to be of Polish origin. He said:
Ours is dressed from head to toe, unlike Pooh who is only dressed from the waist up.
That’s when the meeting turned to the subject of Winnie the Pooh’s sexuality.
1. Councillors in a small Polish town attacked Winne the Pooh’s lack of clothes during a bizarre meeting.
2. Politicians in Tuszyn, central Poland made the bizarre claims against Winnie the Pooh at a recent meeting.
3. The meeting also attacked Winne the Pooh’s author AA Milne, pictured, claiming that he was ‘disturbing’ (Image source: Wikipedia).
Commenting on Winnie the Pooh’s underwear, one city official explained:
It doesn’t wear underpants because it doesn’t have a sex. It’s a hermaphrodite.
Councillor Hanna Jachimska then started criticizing Winnie the Pooh’s creator — author Alan Alexander Milne. She said:
This is very disturbing but can you imagine! The author was over 60 and cut his [Pooh’s] testicles off with a razor blade because he had a problem with his identity.
That seems to have sealed candidate Winnie the Pooh’s fate — he is no longer in the running. The councilors have yet to announce a decision about the mascot of the children’s playground.
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Source: The Daily Mail.
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