UK: Nick Barnfield and Sarah Cleaves were riding the bus with their 15-month-old autistic daughter and singing the theme song to Peppa Pig to try and cheer her up.
The parents claim a fellow passenger, who was reportedly wearing a hijab, approached them upset over their choice of song.
“A lady came up to us and quite aggressively started telling us we were irresponsible parents and that we were being racist singing the song,” Barnfield said.
The couple claimed the woman, who they saw was wearing a hijab, took offence to the snorting sounds in the song and believed they were a reference to how pork is forbidden in Islam though this has not been confirmed.
She complained to the bus’s driver, who, it is claimed, then told the couple it would be ‘easier’ for them to get off two miles from their home.
‘We were really embarrassed, ashamed and upset and we hadn’t done anything wrong, just trying to make our little girl happy, but people were looking at us as if we had done something wrong.
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