UK Daily Mail
Monday, Oct 19th, 2009
The BBC was yesterday accused of ‘outrageous’ political correctness after changing the words to a nursery rhyme on a children’s show.
CBeebies programme Something Special altered the words to Humpty Dumpty and gave it a more cheerful ending.
Instead of being unable to ‘put Humpty together again’, the new version claimed all the King’s horses and all the King’s men ‘made Humpty happy again’.
‘I very much doubt that any child has in the slightest bit been traumatised by Humpty Dumpty or any other age-old nursery rhyme,’ said John Midgley of the Campaign Against Political Correctness.
‘This is an unnecessary and outrageous piece of political correctness directed at young children.’
This article was posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 at 3:30 am