The town of Tuszyn, Poland is leading the charge against a beloved children's book character: Winnie the Pooh. The honey-loving bear has been banned from representing a new playground on the grounds of being, well, a raging pervert. Yeah, we don't get it either.
"The problem with that bear is it doesn't have a complete wardrobe," council person Ryszard Cichy said during a council meeting. "It is half-naked, which is wholly inappropriate for children."
Another official added that Pooh "doesn't wear underpants because it doesn’t have a sex...it's a hermaphrodite." By that logic, so are Donald Duck and Yogi Bear.
Meanwhile, council person Hanna Jachimska accused Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne of having "cut his [Pooh's] testicles off with a razor blade because he had a problem with his identity." In Milne's defense, his illustrations had Pooh Bear completely clothes-less; it was Disney that added the tee/no shorts combo.
Wait: Is Pooh a eunuch, a hermaphrodite, or just an adorable bear that doesn't wear pants because he's a freaking bear? If they're going by the amount of clothes worn, they must think that naked-but-for-a-pink-bow Eeyore is a real piece of work. Good luck with the playground, guys. (The Hollywood Reporter)
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