The London Fire Brigade called out the popular children’s show “Peppa Pig” on Twitter for using the horribly sexist term “fireman” in one of its episodes.
Initially, the London Fire Brigade posted a picture of a Barbie doll in a fireman’s outfit with the caption “Great to have another supporter in our #FirefightingSexism campaign. Welcome Barbie!”
A Twitter user then sent the London Fire Brigade a clip from the popular children’s show, adding that “The memo didn’t reach the @Peppapig team,” because the children’s show’s narrator used the term “fireman” to describe an outfit worn by one of the characters.
The children’s show narrator simply said “Mummy piggy’s dressed as a fireman!” in the four second clip.
— Jay (@JPWR_1984) March 17, 2019
This led to the London Fire Brigade calling the show out on Twitter, saying “Come on @peppapig, we’ve not been firemen for 30 years,” and adding “Using out of date stereotypical gender specific wording prevents young girls from becoming firefighters. Join our #Firefightingsexism campaign,” with the four second clip quoted.
Come on @peppapig, we’ve not been firemen for 30 years. You have a huge influence on kids & using out of date stereotypical gender specific wording prevents young girls from becoming firefighters. Join our #Firefightingsexism campaign https://t.co/IRjLtqolEl
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) March 17, 2019
The vast majority of Twitter users seem to have scoffed at the London Fire Brigade feeling the need to castigate a popular children’s show on Twitter for using a gender specific pronoun.
“Embarrassing,” wrote one user, while another British user joked “My county must have also missed the memo. I call my brother a fireman instead of firefighter and he has never corrected me.”
My county must have also missed the memo. I call my brother a fireman instead of firefighter and he has never corrected me
— Clawja (@dark_euphoria) March 18, 2019
Others said they initially thought it must have been a parody account considering the content of the London Fire Brigade’s tweet.
This is far from the first time British officials have been mocked for their social media use.
Just last week, a conservative MP in North Cornwall was roundly mocked after suggesting the solution to the nation’s epidemic of knife crime could be to fit every knife in the United Kingdom with a GPS tracker.
BLM Activist Wearing “Justice for Breonna Taylor” T-Shirt Shoots, Kills Three People in Bar Owned by Louisville Ex-Cop
This hasn’t been reported on at all.
A man wearing a “Justice for Breonna Taylor” t-shirt allegedly shot and killed three people at a Louisville, Kentucky bar owned by a retired police officer on Friday night.
33-year old Michael E. Rynes was arrested by Louisville police on Friday after the mass shooting event, in which he allegedly shot three people at random at Bungalow Joe’s Bar and Grill. They all died of their injuries.
Eyewitness accounts describe Rynes as wearing a ‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ t-shirt when he entered the establishment and began shooting.
Rynes would be arrested by Louisville Police hours after the shooting while hiding in a bush near Bungalow Joe’s. He matched the description given in initial 911 calls regarding the shooting, and possessed a firearm with ammunition used at the bar shooting. The 33-year old Rynes, whose social media contains content expressing his support for left-wing BLM causes and NFL anthem kneeling, was arrested and charged with three counts of murder for his alleged involvement in the shootings.
Rynes was seen smiling in photography of his arrest hours after the bar shooting.
Taylor was a Louisville woman who was shot and killed by police earlier this year during an operation in which they were seeking to apprehend her drug dealer boyfriend. Progressive and BLM activists have sought to publicize the controversial shooting-which remains under investigation by the Kentucky Attorney General- as an alternative to the incidences involving Jacob Blake and George Floyd, both of whom had extensive criminal histories when they resisted arrest for crimes.
“Nobody had ever seen this guy before,” Said restaurant owner and retired law enforcement officer Joe Bishop, referring to the shooter. “It was a totally random act.”
26-year old Toreon Hudson, 48-year old William Smallwood, and 24-year old Steven Head were killed in Rynes alleged shooting rampage. Two of the murder victims were white, and one was black.
This appears to be the latest Black Lives Matter mass shooting, following Micah Xavier’s mass shooting of five Dallas, Texas police officers in 2016. Peculiar that the corporate media has largely ignored the mass casualty event while devoting hours of coverage to the controversial Taylor shooting, which remains under official investigation.
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