PARENTS are complaining over this?
Parents complain that disabled TV presenter is 'scaring children'
DOZENS of parents have complained to the BBC that a disabled television presenter is scaring their children.
Cerrie Burnell, who was born with one arm, and co-presenter Alex Winters took over the popular Do and Discover slot and The Bedtime Hour programme on the CBeebies channel last month.
One father said he would ban his daughter from watching the channel because he thought it would "give her nightmares".
Others said it had prompted difficult conversations with their children
One blogger wrote: "Is it just me or does anyone else think the new woman presenter on CBeebies may scare the kids because of her disability?" Another parent who wrote to the message board said: "What is scary is the BBC's determination to show 'minorities' on CBeebies at every available opportunity."
Miss Burnell, who has a four-month-old daughter, said she was upset at the "small-minded" and "terrible" comments.
Controller of CBeebies - “It's a big ask to entertain millions of children every day. Cerrie is warm and natural and we think that in time all mums and dads and children will love her as much as we do”.
personally i think it is a disgrace, they must lead VERY sheltered lives, if the children are scared they should sit them down & explain to them that it's not a bad thing, we are all different & some more different than others, but nooo, they can't be bothered to do that they would rather waste time & money phoning these officials to complain!!!
i am glad they didn't give Cerrie the sack as it must be very difficuilt for her as it is with these small minded ignorant people wanting to hide disabled people away! i'm sorry but it's 2009 & it's time to deal with it
oh & if you ask me she is very pretty & one arm is nothing these days (or what i mean is there are far more severely disabled children out there)
i say good luck to her & all the best for the future i hope she becomes something so more people with disabilities feel it's ok to get out there & show the world what their about!