News.org.au The term ‘ugliest’ is the term of art used to describe the cartoon characters featured in many popular television shows, films and cartoons.
But the term is also a controversial one.
In fact, the Australian Classification Board has recently issued a report which warns that the term may be inaccurate, with some cartoons portraying characters with traits such as obesity, diabetes and mental illness.
“We would urge parents to use this term with caution when talking about the characters’ characteristics,” the report said.
It also recommended parents consider the cartoon character’s age, weight and body type before naming a cartoon character.
As of January 31, the ABC reported, there were over 7,000 cartoon characters with names which included the word ‘uglier’ and many more with the word ”uglier” or ”ugly” as well.
The ABC reported that the report comes after the Australian Government announced a series of new measures in response to the prevalence of the term.
New rules will ban ”ugliest” characters, and will also force cartoons to include the word “ugly” in their titles, in line with the Australian Human Rights Commission.
‘Ugly’ cartoons: Children in Queensland ‘uglified’ The ABC has obtained exclusive footage from Queensland television station Channel 9 showing children in Queensland complaining about cartoons with ‘uglies’ in the title.
A Channel 9 News viewer contacted Channel 9 about the footage and was told by the station’s communications manager that the children in the video were ”uglifying” the cartoon.
Channel 9 News is the Queensland government’s news and information channel, and is also owned by News Corp Australia.
The viewer told the broadcaster the cartoon “tends to get really ugly”.’
Parents should be able to say no’In Queensland, the Queensland Government announced it will ban the term ”uglies” from television.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the ABC’s report was “unacceptable” and called on the media to stop ”ugliness”.
“There is no reason for parents to be able not to see the cartoons themselves, or have a different set of ideas about what is appropriate for their child, or to have that information available for them,” Ms PalasZczuk told ABC TV in a statement.
ABC Local Radio reported that Queensland is the first state in the country to have a ban on the use of ”uglicious’ names, and the move comes after a recent review found that ”uglish” names had become ”popular and widely used”.
Queenland Education Minister Steven Miles told the ABC that the State Government was working on legislation that would ban the use ”ugliest’ names” on television.