Angry Irish parents slam 'terrible' Peppa pig heading to Ireland

Angry Irish parents slam ‘terrible’ Peppa pig heading to Ireland

Outraged Irish parents have criticized the book about Peppa Pig’s trip to Ireland, calling it “insulting” and “terrible”.

People took to Twitter this week to criticize Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to Ireland, finding that it lacks Irish characters and stereotypes such as Peppa’s family buying violins and attending an Irish dance festival.

The criticism came after a parent, Irish author Kevin Power, tweeted a photo of the book and wrote: “I read this to my daughter before bed.”

“It has no Irish characters, only English characters having fun in Ireland, thus rewriting 800 years of colonialism. Tomorrow I can call Liveline (an Irish radio show).

He later clarified that he was joking, but the parents were quick to agree with the tweet, calling the story that claims to be “the perfect introduction to Ireland for little Peppa fans” “offensive” and one woman even explained how she went straight into the trash after reading it.

Outraged Irish parents have slammed the book, which shows Peppa Pig traveling around Ireland (pictured), insisting it is

Outraged Irish parents have slammed the book, which shows Peppa Pig traveling around Ireland (pictured), insisting it is “offensive” and “terrible”.

This week, people took to Twitter to criticize Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to Ireland (pictured), finding it free of Irish characters and stereotypes, such as Peppa's family buying violins and attending an Irish dance festival.

This week, people took to Twitter to criticize Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to Ireland (pictured), finding it free of Irish characters and stereotypes, such as Peppa’s family buying violins and attending an Irish dance festival.

The criticism came after a parent, Irish author Kevin Power, tweeted a photo of the book and wrote:

The criticism came after a parent, Irish author Kevin Power, tweeted a photo of the book and wrote: “I read this to my daughter before bed.” It has no Irish characters, only English characters having fun in Ireland, thus rewriting 800 years of colonialism. Tomorrow I can call Liveline (an Irish radio show).

“I never do this with books, but I throw them in the bin IMMEDIATELY after reading. I would have put it earlier, but the kids noticed it. It’s terrible,” she said.

Another person added: “Yeah, we got that too, Ireland is basically Diddley Theme Park. But the Peppa Pig Corporation does not even try, the quality of all this is bad.

While a third wrote: “This is exactly the kind of book I would buy for my girls before taking them home to Paddy’s Limerick, thanks for saving me money.” What’s wrong with these people?!

And it seems that after the book was released in May 2021, parents were almost instantly outraged by it, with one person commenting on Twitter: “Peppa Pig: Peppa goes to Ireland – that’s fucking offensive.”

The synopsis of the children’s story, published by Penguin’s Ladybird, reads: “Peppa and George are going to Ireland for the Irish Dance Festival! But when the band forgets their instruments, can Peppa and her family save the day?

“This brand new story with a shiny cover will be a great introduction to Ireland for Peppa’s little fans.”

At one point, one of the main characters, Miss Rabbit, sells violins and other instruments.  It reads:

At one point, one of the main characters, Miss Rabbit, sells violins and other instruments. It reads: “When they climbed to the top of the biggest hill, Peppa spotted Miss Rabbit in the gift shop.”

Mama Pig then buys an accordion, whistle and violin, as well as a rainbow decoration to

Mama Pig then buys an accordion, whistle and violin, as well as a rainbow decoration to “use” later (pictured)

Parents were outraged by the

Parents were outraged by the “classic Irish imagery” found in the story, including an abundance of shamrocks and an Irish dance festival (pictured).

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Reaction: Parents were quick to agree with the tweet, calling the story that purports to be “the perfect introduction to Ireland for Peppa’s little fans” “offensive” and one woman even explained how she “immediately threw it in the trash can.” after reading

However, the parents were outraged by the “classic Irish imagery” found in the story, including an abundance of shamrocks and an Irish dance festival.

“We’re going to Ireland!” Peppa sang excitedly, practicing the steps in the Irish dance. “Madame Gazelle said that I should rehearse my dance,” is one of the lines in the book.

At another point, one of the main characters, Miss Rabbit, sells violins and other instruments.

It says: “When they climbed to the top of the biggest hill, Peppa spotted Miss Rabbit in the gift shop. “Hello, Miss Rabbit!” Peppa said. “What are you doing here?” “Hi, Peppa,” said Miss Rabbit. “I sell souvenirs.”

At another point, one of the main characters, Miss Rabbit, sells violins and other instruments.

At another point, one of the main characters, Miss Rabbit, sells violins and other instruments.

“Look at the Irish dance outfits!” Peppa breathed out. “Can we buy something for the Irish dance festival, dad? Please!” “Okay,” said Daddy Pig. “Four Irish dance outfits, please. They can be our little piece of green Ireland to take home!”

Mama Pig then buys an accordion, a pewter whistle and violin, and a rainbow decoration.

These purchases later save the day as a band at an Irish dance festival forgot their instruments.

The story explains, “Oh no!” Peppa said. But then a thought occurred to her… “What tools do they need?”

“Accordion, whistle and violin,” said Miss Rabbit. “I think we might have them in the car!” Peppa exclaimed.

Angry Irish parents slam 'terrible' Peppa pig heading to Ireland However, not all parents were outraged by the book, with one person tweeting,

However, not all parents were outraged by the book, with one person tweeting, “Focus on something other than the microaggressions of a children’s book.”

‘… The band played their music and everyone started dancing. “Irish dancing is the best!” Peppa exclaimed. “I just can’t stop!” “Me neither!” said Daddy Pig, blushing.

“… Everyone was dancing so merrily that they didn’t notice how it started to rain. Luckily, Miss Rabbit showed up with a basket full of rubber boots.

However, not all parents were outraged by the book, with one person tweeting, “Focus on something other than the microaggressions of a children’s book.”

Another said: “Pfft, if they had Irish characters in them, you would just complain that they were not written by an Irish sensitive reader. Comedy isn’t funny anymore.”

And after a plethora of replies agreeing with his original tweet, author Kevin later took to his social media account to add, “I wonder at what point I should step in and point out that my ‘Peppa goes to Ireland’ tweet is a joke.” .

MailOnline has contacted Penguin’s Ladybird for comment.

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