Local officials in the small Polish town of Tuszyn have decided to rule out Winnie the Pooh as a mascot for their playground because apparently he's an "inappropriately dressed" bear of "dubious sexuality". One of the council members recorded this bizarre meeting and leaked it to local press.
One conservative councillor said: "The problem with that bear is it doesn’t have a complete wardrobe. It is half naked which is wholly inappropriate for children. Ours [i.e. a Polish fictional bear] is dressed from head to toe, unlike Pooh who is only dressed from the waist up."
Another offended official argued: "It doesn’t wear underpants because it doesn’t have a sex. It’s a hermaphrodite."
Author AA Milne was not spared: "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."