Channel 5 has received a record number of complaints after running as part of their children’s programming an episode of hit cartoon Peppa Pig that one irate parent called “a grisly bloodbath”.
The “Scarface-esque” episode saw Peppa discover a taste for cocaine before plunging into the nefarious local underworld. He later beat Richard Rabbit to death with a lead pipe, and had an explicit orgy with Mummy, Daddy and Zoe Zebra.
One father wrote into Channel 5:
“This was the best damn episode of Peppa Pig I’ve ever seen. But it wasn’t appropriate for my three year-old.”
Peppa Pig writers are said to have defended the episode in a crisis meeting with Channel 5 bosses, arguing it was important to begin showing Peppa’s character development.