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'Peppa Pig' says 'spiders can't hurt you,' Australia laughs

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Angela Skipper
Sep 05, 2017 16:12
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An episode of the British animated kids' show "Peppa Pig" won't be shown any more in Australia because it presents spiders as creatures children can befriend, whereas Down Under, that isn't always true.

In the episode, Peppa's brother George finds a spider in the family's sink.

"George wanted the spider to be his friend," the narrator cheerfully announces, showing the little brother and spider playing.

Peppa proves herself to be a good potential Australian by screaming and running off.

"There's no need to be afraid, Peppa," scolds clueless Dad, in between snorts, "Spiders are very, very small, and they can't hurt you."

But as a January 2017 survey of Australia's hospital admissions shows, that's not always true.

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