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Poll: Do you restrict your kids from watching certain TV shows?

The Simpsons attracted controversy this week for potential racial stereotyping.

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PEPPA PIG, PUFFIN ROCK… What show does your child insist on watching, day in, day out?

Though they may be less likely to actually watch on a traditional television rather than a device, this generation of kids are still watching TV shows in massive numbers.

In fact, half of Irish three year olds watch television for two hours or more a day,  according to a 2016 study by the Arts Council.

This week, long-running US cartoon The Simpsons came under criticism for its depiction of Indian character Apu, with critics saying it had created a problematic stereotype for South Asian Americans.

Even Peppa Pig has come under fire before, for its ‘chronically misled’ depiction of Daddy Pig.

So, tell us: Do you restrict your kids from watching certain TV shows?

Poll Results:

Yes, I do (173)
If it contains something 'adult' (127)
No (32)
I don't know (11)

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