The Politically Correct Humpty Dumpty

Think that the ending of Humpty Dumpty is too harsh for little children? Change it! That's what the BBC's CBeebies programme Something Special did:

Instead of being unable to 'put Humpty together again', the new version claimed all the King's horses and all the King's men 'made Humpty happy again'. [...]

The Something Special show, presented by Justin Fletcher, is aimed at children with learning difficulties but is popular with all children under the age of five.

The BBC insisted the nursery rhyme was not modified due to its target audience and said it had only been changed for 'creative' purposes.

Was it political correctness or a sensible attempt to make the nursery rhyme more cheerful for kids? Link


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