The children's book character was criticized by a Polish town council for his lack of underwear and 'dubious sexuality'

By Ana Calderone
November 21, 2014 06:25 PM
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The members of a Polish town council are giving Winnie the Pooh a hard time for not wearing pants.

According to the Croatian Times, the fictional bear was banned from a local playground for his “dubious sexuality” and for being “inappropriately dressed.”

In a meeting – that was apparently recorded and leaked to the press – to discuss a new mascot for the park, the honey-loving children’s character was suggested but immediately rejected.

“The problem with that bear is it doesn’t have a complete wardrobe,” said councillor Ryszard Cichy. “It is half naked which is wholly inappropriate for children.”

The group also went on to question Pooh’s sexuality and criticize author A. A. Milne.

“It doesn’t wear underpants because it doesn’t have a sex. It’s a hermaphrodite,” said one official.

“This is very disturbing, but can you imagine!” said councillor Hanna Jachimska. “The author was over 60 and cut [Pooh’s] testicles off with a razor blade because he had a problem with his identity.”

The group has not reached a decision on the new park mascot, but we’re guessing Donald Duck and Bugs Bunny won’t make the cut either.

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