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US pressure group calls for 'perverted' Muppets show to be banned

One Million Moms say they object to the Credit: PA

A US pressure group has launched an online petition calling on the new series of the Muppets to be banned.

One Million Moms say the revamped show is "perverted" and unsuitable for family viewing.

The group say the updated version goes against the vision of Jim Henson, the original creator of the show, and say that families will unwittingly allow to children to watch the ABC programme.

In a promotional video, Kermit says "it's sort of an adult Muppet show". The show is presented as a satirical reality series.

1MM suspects there are going to be a lot of shocked moms and dads when they discover that the family-friendly Muppets of the 1970s are no more.

Miss Piggy came out as a pro-choice feminist during an MSNBC interview. The puppet characters loved by kids in the 1970s and 1980s and beyond are now weighing in on interspecies relationships and promiscuity.

– One Million Moms website

The group urges readers and members to spread the word for "families to avoid this program at all costs."

TV network ABC has said it would take any formal complaint seriously.