Sometimes the election campaign takes completely unexpected turns. And he ends up talking about cartoons, in such a serious way as to make them a bulwark of his own communication. How did he do Brothers of Italyone of the parties most launched in the race for the elections on 25 September and which could express the first woman Prime Minister in Italian history: Giorgia Meloni (as we have explained here).
After the heated controversy on “Deviances” (we talked about here), Federico Molliconeculture manager of FdI and candidate in the Lazio 1-01 plurinominal college of the Chamber, launched an invective against an episode of the famous cartoon Peppa Pigeven asking Rai not to broadcast it.
Brothers of Italy against Peppa Pig: why
It was also to point the finger at the animated show starring the pink pig, darling of the little ones Pro Vita Famiglia Onlus. The reason? The presence in an episode of a family with two mothers, proudly presented by a character. The FdI alarm went off for the anticipation of the episode in Great Britain.
“The choice of authors is unacceptable to insert a character with two moms lesbians“, Thundered Mollicone. “Once again the politically correct has struck and it is our children who pay the price. But can’t children just be children? We ask Rai, which buys the rights to the Peppa Pig series in Italy with the canon of all Italians, not to broadcast the episode in question on any channel or web platform “.
The protest of the Pro Vita association was also offered following the same script. Even supported by the launch of an online petition in which Rai was ordered not to broadcast “gay cartoons for children”defining “intolerable to use cartoons in LBTQIA + sauce to influence the mind” of children “and normalize situations based on gender ideology”.
The words of Giorgia Meloni
The same has also expressed itself against the cartoon and in defense of the traditional family Giorgia Meloni. “Peppa Pig is a cartoon that they watch on average three-year-olds. These are matters that families should handle. This I have always thought and this I continue to think. Otherwise you run the risk of wanting to impose concepts that it is a bit early to metabolize. There are no famous phobias that some believe ”.CopyAMP code.
The reactions of the other parties
Obviously, the response of FdI’s political opponents was not long in coming, with the center left. Alessandro Zan he replies using irony, pointing out that Meloni’s party has discovered a new adversary, “a new enemy besieging the nation: Peppa Pig”. Soaked in sarcasm too the reaction of + Europe, which quotes the Communist Party Manifesto and sees in the British cartoon “a specter that roams Italy”, putting the “country in danger”. And he adds to the dose: “Who knows what will happen when the Brothers of Italy learn that same-parent families exist not only in cartoons, but in reality“.
That “rainbow families exist, and that all rights must be recognized,” he declares instead Nicola Fratoianni of the Green-Left Alliance, “the right must come to terms with it”. And in this case too sarcasm takes place: “I suggest to Meloni di eliminate Qui Quo Qua, the three grandchildren who grow up with Donald Duck. Or Masha, who even grows up with Bear“. The picture is completed by the question, always ironic, addressed to Giorgia Meloni by the secretary dem Enrico Letta: “But then Peppa Pig must be censored and the video of the woman raped in Piacenza must be relaunched without limits?”.