Oh bother! Winnie the pantless Pooh has incurred the wrath of a small Polish town over being "wholly inappropriate" for children because he's only half-dressed. The A. Milne character, much loved by generations since his first appearance in the s, has been deemed unsuitable for decorating a playground in Tuszyn, Poland, due to his "half-naked" appearance. Be afraid, very afraid: A Polish council is cracking down on the dubious morals of Winne the Pooh and friends. Apparently legislators at a local council meeting cracked down on the honey-loving Disney favourite over his carefree attitude towards undies, said The Hollywood Reporter. Pooh, the slow-witted but well-meaning companion to Christopher Robin, is mostly seen sporting only a red T-shirt.
Councillors have objected to moves to name a new park after the popular fictional bear because of his dubious sexuality and minimal clothing. Winnie the Pooh could be banned from a playground - after prudish politicians branded the bear a half-naked hermaphrodite who is an inappropriate role model to children. A A Milne's lovable ursine protagonist was meant to be the namesake for a new park in Tuszyn, Poland. However, councillors blocked the move after a heated debate in which concerns were raised about the fictional character's minimal clothing and "dubious sexuality". During the animated discussion, one woman was heard explaining that Pooh's gender ambiguity was manufactured by Milne.
Puzzling over the wardrobe choices of anthropomorphic characters is a slippery slope. There are plenty of reasons why Winnie the Pooh might need to be business on the top and party on the bottom cough never nude cough cough , but I doubt none of them involve sexual deviancy. It is half naked which is wholly inappropriate for children. Via The Independent. By Carolyn Cox Nov 21st, , pm.