Wednesday, March 9, 2011
From the Daily Caller:
Rastamouse, a reggae-singing, crime-solving rat puppet, has become a big hit with Britain’s children. But according to some parents and activists, the BBC character is a bad influence on the nation’s youth.
The rodent has also burrowed into the hearts of Britain’s pot enthusiasts, says The Guardian. Rastamouse often remarks upon his love of “cheese” –- a code word for marijuana.
Despite the squabble, the BBC says they stand by the character. “”Rastamouse is part of a rich and varied CBeebies schedule, which is dedicated to reflecting the lives of all children in this country,” they write in a statement. “Although Rastamouse has a particular appeal to young Afro-Caribbean children, its entertaining stories and positive messages – about friendship, respect and community – are intended to be enjoyed by all our young viewers, regardless of their backgrounds.”
See a clip of rastamouse and read more about it here.