Council members in the Polish town of Tuszyn have deemed Winnie the Pooh too depraved to feature as the public face of a local playground, on account of the honey-fetishizing cubby's "dubious sexuality," "inappropriate dress," and lack of genitals due to castration by razor.

Via the Croatian Times:

Councillor Ryszard Cichy, 46, said: "The problem with that bear is it doesn't have a complete wardrobe.

"It is half naked which is wholly inappropriate for children."

He then suggested a Polish fictional bear, saying: "Ours is dressed from head to toe, unlike Pooh who is only dressed from the waist up."

The meeting, which was recorded by one of the councillors and leaked to local press, then turned on Winnie-the-Pooh's sexuality.

One official is heard saying: "It doesn't wear underpants because it doesn't have a sex. It's a hermaphrodite."

Councillor Hanna Jachimska then began criticising the Winnie-the-Pooh author Alan Alexander Milne.

She said: "This is very disturbing but can you imagine! The author was over 60 and cut his [Pooh's] testicles off with a razor blade because he had a problem with his identity."

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...okay.

I guess nobody should show them this.

[The Croatian Times via THR]