Peppa Pig Introduces Lesbian Couple

A popular British children's animation has introduced a same-sex polar bear pair to its cast.

Tuesday, Channel 5 premiered "Peppa Pig: Families." A polar bear cub talks about her lesbian parents in the episode.

"I'm Penny Polar Bear. I live with my mommy and my other mommy," the cartoon character explains to her classmates.

"One mommy is a doctor and one mommy cooks spaghetti. I love spaghetti,"while sketching a portrait of her family, the child states

In the show's 18-year existence, this is the first time a same-sex pair has appeared.

It comes after over 23,000 people signed a petition demanding a gay pair on the British children's show.

"Peppa Pig" is a successful children's franchise that is watched in 180 countries across the world.

Earlier this year, a Peppa Pig theme park opened in Winter Haven, Florida. In 2019, Hasbro paid $3.8 billion for the rights to the animation.