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BBC uses 'snowpeople' instead of 'snowmen,' people say it's 'politically correct garbage'

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The BBC have been accused of 'indoctrinating' children with politically-correct language after a new show used the term 'snowpeople' instead of snowmen.

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rious parents slammed the Corporation after the gender-neutral term was used in CBeebies children's programme Catie's Amazing Machines.

Speaking in a recent episode, Catie Munnings, who fronts the show, says: 'Snow is amazing. You get to build snowpeople and go sledging.'

The remark caused a stir among many social media users, who criticised the BBC for giving in to 'snowflake' viewers by seemingly banning the word snowman.

One father, Simon Gurd, raged: 'Put CBeebies on for my daughter and they are referring to "snowpeople".

'More PC garbage and indoctrination from the BBC. Another reason to abolish the licence fee.'

Wendy Thompson added: 'I'm all for things being PC to prevent being offensive, racist, ageist, sexist, etc, but this is really taking it too far.

Piers Morgan has lashed out at a BBC presenter who used the term “snowpeople” instead of his favoured word, “snowmen.”

The Good Morning Britain host went on a tirade against 20-year-old Catie Munnings, who told viewers of her CBeebies show Catie’s Amazing Machines that “snow is amazing. You get to build snowpeople and go sledging.”

Morgan told his audience: “You don’t build snowpeople, you see, you build snowmen, we’ve been building snowmen for 10,000 years.

“We, part of mankind, humans, build snowmen,” he continued, ignoring co-presenter Susanna Reid’s attempted interjection, before talking directly to Munnings.

“Catie, you seem a lovely lady, whoever you are. You’re 20 years old, you present CBeebies,” he added, staring at a piece of paper on his desk.

“They’re not snowpeople, they’re snowmen. Or as somebody put it here, one of the parents, ‘politically correct garbage.'”

The ITV host has voiced his anger at the concept of gender-neutral snowpeople before, tweeting sarcastically last year: “Right, I’m off to build a non-binary gender fluid snowperson.”

Munnings’ use of the term sparked anger from those who, like the parent mentioned by Morgan, thought there was something wrong with using a gender-neutral term for snow creations.

Ricky Gervais got in on the indignation, writing on Twitter: “I can’t wait for it to snow so I can build a snowperson. With a huge carrot for his cock.”