CBeebies issues amusing apology after 'snowpeople' gaffe

Catie Munnings (Credit: BBC)
Catie Munnings (Credit: BBC)

The BBC’s CBeebies channel has issued an apology, after a raft of complaints rolled in when a presenter referred to snowmen as ‘snowpeople’.

Red-faced fury and reports of political correctness having ‘gone mad’ flooded social media after the broadcast of Catie’s Amazing Machines on the kid’s channel yesterday.

Effusing about the white stuff, 20-year-old presenter Catie Munnings said on the show: “Snow is amazing. You get to build snowpeople and go sledging.”

Some viewers found the remark so powerfully offensive, they took to social media.

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Some even called for the abolition of the licence fee on the strength of it.

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Piers Morgan even got involved, offering up a surprising level of knowledge about the history of snowmen construction on Good Morning Britain: “You don’t build snowpeople, you build snowmen. We, mankind, humans, have built snowmen for 10,000 years.

“Catie you seem a lovely lady, whoever you are, but they are not snowpeople, they are snowmen.”

But CBeebies soon sought to calm the avalanche of criticism.

“Okay, okay, we get it,” read the apology tweet. “Snowmen aren’t snow people. We didn’t think it’d snowball like this.

“It’s snow joke. But that’s snow business… Soz.”

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Everyone OK now? Good.

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