In the Polish city of Tuszyn, the image of Winnie the Pooh was recognized as unsuitable for childcare facilities and recreation places. This is reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The city assembly voted to ban the world-famous character, explaining its decision "by the lack of obvious sexual characteristics in the anthropomorphic hero and the tendency to be in public places without pants." "The problem with this bear is that he does not have a complete set of clothes. He is half naked, which is completely unacceptable for children," said the representative of the meeting Ryszard Kichi.
Legislative colleague Hannah Yachimska echoes him, who criticized the creator of Winnie the Pooh A.A. Milna for the fact that "he deprived the character of his sexual characteristics, since he himself had problems with self-identification."
Tushin's legislators have not yet decided which characters of children's works will be allowed to appear on playgrounds.
Recall that the first stories of Alan Milne, dedicated to Winnie the Pooh and his friends, were published in 1925 in the London Evening News. From 1926 they were published as a separate work. One of its heroes is the son of the writer Christopher Robin. The illustrations for the first editions were prepared by the artist Ernest Shepard, and his son's teddy bear served as a "model" for him.
The Walt Disney Film Studio, through which Winnie the Pooh gained worldwide fame, acquired the rights to the character in 1961. Winnie the Pooh and a Stormy Day, released in 1968, won an Oscar.
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