Thursday 5 December 2019

Businesswoman 'Gabriella Goat' sues Peppa Pig producers

Family fun: Peppa pig (centre) with Daddy Pig and little brother George
Family fun: Peppa pig (centre) with Daddy Pig and little brother George
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An Italian woman is suing the makers of the popular children’s cartoon Peppa Pig claiming she was damaged by an episode featuring a baby goat character with the same name.

Gabriella Capra is demanding €100,000 in compensation from British producers amid claims she has been “teased and made an object of scorn” since the new character was introduced.

In the episode, Peppa and her family are on holiday in a small Italian village where they meet a local family (the Goats) and Peppa befriends a character named “Gabriella Goat.”

The Italian word for goat is “Capra.”

“Hello. I am Gabriella Goat. Baaaaa,” says the little goat character in the English version of the show.

Businesswoman Gabriella Capra, 40, maintains her  life has become an animated cartoon.

“Since this episode came out on the small screen she has been the frequent object of derisive jokes by friends and colleagues,” said the National Foundation of Consumers, who is representing Ms Capra in the civil suit.

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