Censorship as provided by Wikipedia: Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body.
I understand the meaning and reason behind it. BUT here’s what I don’t get. We can’t always censor life or situations that happen to us. More importantly, situations that are natural and human nature. I’m not talking about drugs, violence, sex etc….. That stuff SHOULD be censored.
I’m talking about spankings, running away… and POTTY TRAINING!!
One of the shows Valentina is allowed to watch (during her playpen time) in Pingu. The story of a Penguin and his family and friends. Seems harmless right? In my honest opinion, it is. It’s actually HILARIOUS! Watching it reminds of me of kids I knew that would cause disruption in school and church. Of course there’s always a moral lesson but the point is, it’s what kids NATURALLY do. They will behave badly, they will need to get spanked and sometimes, they do threaten to run away.
A few months ago, I was watching it with Valentina and an episode came on that had me literally LAUGHING OUT LOUD. When I looked up the episode, I read that it had been banned in some countries because of….. get this… UNCENSORED PENGUIN URINATION! really?!? Teaching kids that you shouldn’t pee on the floor isn’t a valuable lesson? Wikipedia states that it was also censored for Alcohol references… which I don’t believe because why would any kids cartoon/animation program place alcohol in it?
See if for yourselves!