- The opening scene of Bluey’s new episode has been criticized online by concerned parents.
- Some say the scene of Bluey’s parents weighing in sends a harmful message to children.
- Others say it simply reflects reality and that parents should be allowed to worry about their weight.
Parents were divided over the episode on social media, with some saying it was simply a reflection of reality and that it could seriously damage a child’s body image. Some people argued that
“Kids don’t need to see their parents hate their bodies or work out to lose weight. They missed a big opportunity here.”
“We know that parents, families and child role models can have an impact. We know that the media and their peers can also have a huge impact.”
“In fact, anything that equates weight with self-esteem is problematic. So does some content. For example.”
“If an episode is reworked and Bandit is losing energy in the first 30 seconds or Chili is feeling a little down and they decide to put some movement in to make them feel better, I is very much in favor of it.”
How can parents support a positive body image?
“It’s like a role model for language and behavior.”
“I don’t want to say things like, ‘If you eat that, you’ll get fat,’ or tell your kids to lose weight or go on a diet. You’re doing them harm.”