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Does anyone else find the Tweenies offensive?

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superbabysmummy Sat 11-Jul-15 09:15:39

Hopefully I'm not alone but does anyone else find the Tweenies offensive? They come across as whingy, moany and precious & really grate on me! I just can't understand what the message is supposed to be for our little ones?!

Rollermum Sat 11-Jul-15 09:16:41

I loathe them, but am not offended per se.

TopCivilServant Sat 11-Jul-15 09:18:14

Not offended but Bella(?)'s voice and general pinkness pisses me off

chickenfuckingpox Sat 11-Jul-15 09:22:14

they give me the shivers

my cat used to love them though confused

Knottyknitter Sat 11-Jul-15 09:23:33

Hey, hey
What do you say
Let's all run away
From the Tweenies

Can't stand them, and the tune gets wedged in my head.

nbee84 Sat 11-Jul-15 09:25:19

Another that can't stand Bella's voice.
I've often wondered if some programmes and books - like Charlie and Lol, I will not never ever eat a tomato - could put ideas of actions and behaviours into their heads. I know they usually share a good outcome of eating/sharing/helping mummy/being kind etc etc but could it give them the idea that they could do these things in the first place when they haven't even thought to do them before?

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sat 11-Jul-15 09:36:19

Fucking annoying yes-offensive no. (Are they still about? Dd watched them, as I gritted my teeth, 15 years ago)

PuntasticUsername Sat 11-Jul-15 13:51:28

From what you've said, I think you may have confused "they are offensive" with "I just don't like them".

Not that YABU not to like them. I can't stand them either.

superbabysmummy Sat 11-Jul-15 20:53:03

I think I've learnt a valuable Mumsnet lesson today, you are right I don't find them offensive in the literal sense, they are annoying, negative and yes I don't like them... They offend my ears wink

Ilikefrogs Sat 11-Jul-15 20:54:46

I find it unbearably shit and it's banned in my house!

BertieBotts Sat 11-Jul-15 21:15:19

Yes I am with you. Sooo annoying. I hated them even when I was a teenager and kids' TV was "cool".

Something about adults doing kids' voices, but also that they are vacant and totally personality-less.

It's really outdated now as well. I'm surprised they still show it.

BrianButterfield Sat 11-Jul-15 21:19:23

I had to stop DS watching Charlie and Lola because he definitely picked up ideas about fussy eating and generally slightly brattish behaviour from it.

tethersend Sat 11-Jul-15 21:23:26

I can't say that I find it offensive, but I do think that they're a big bunch of cunts.

Twine88 Sat 11-Jul-15 21:24:28

Its awful. Truly. Awful. Its the one programme that has me diving for the remote. The Kids seem to enjoy it..but (in a nice reversal of roles) I am left asking why? Why? Why?

bonzo77 Sat 11-Jul-15 21:34:30

Bloody hate them. And zingzillas. Do they even exist? Give me peppa and Ben and holly any day.

Redglitter Sun 12-Jul-15 00:45:08

I hate them. They're seriously creepy. My nieces comment when ever they came on was 'Auntie glitter doesn't like them'

I was much more a Charlie & Lola fan

BikeRunSki Sun 12-Jul-15 00:48:01

I find them offensive because "Tweenie" was our childhood word for Fanjo when I was growing up.

StormyBrid Sun 12-Jul-15 00:59:38

They offend my inner feminist. I try to block it out but sexist stereotypes keep sneaking past my defenses. And I am sick of arguing with DD about whether Jake is Mr Tumble.

Pantygirdl Sun 12-Jul-15 01:02:28

I FUCKING HATE THE TWEENIES! Im aware I'm shouting but I FUCKING HATE THE IRRITATING WANKY TWEENIES. Now. Where's the drunk thred...

LittleLionMansMummy Sun 12-Jul-15 09:02:40

I hate them, ds hates them. I often wonder who the hell actually likes them.

And i did find one particular episode particularly offensive when i accidentally switched over. One of them was doing some kind of Top of the Pops impersonation of Jimmy Savile!

MiaowTheCat Sun 12-Jul-15 11:03:21

I find them incredibly gender stereotypical in quite a negative way. However since they're on at the time in the morning they are and the programme lasts long enough for me to get a cup of tea down my neck - I tolerate it.

superbabysmummy Sun 12-Jul-15 19:02:30

Glad it's not just me then!

olivesnutsandcheese Sun 12-Jul-15 22:55:43

Even DS loathes them and he is a real telly addict. Last week he cried when they came on. But don't get me started on feckin Bing....

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Sun 12-Jul-15 22:59:49

panty grin

NotCitrus Sun 12-Jul-15 23:39:07

Heavy-handed messaging - trying to be anti-gender-stereotyping etc but spend so long on the preamble that kids take home the opposite of the intended message (ds has insisted on wearing odd socks ever since...). Similarly both kids copied The [Naughty] Little Princess and Annoying Auntie kept buying more of the bloody books anyway!

The bounciness was less irritating once I had my own even bouncier preschoolers but I still didn't need another bunch of them!

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