Dennis the Menace, the loveable young rapscallion is returning to British screens soon but as what happens with most of the things people love, He is having a slight re-think.
Yes it seems the Political Correctness group of bored overprotective T.V. execs has decided that the flagship character of the Beano, A character that has been looked up too by children for nearly 60 years has to much of a bad attitude, and "The BBC doesn't want to be accused of encouraging children to be violent."
His trademark Grimace will be replaced by a cheeky twaty little grin, His Pea shooter and Catapult will also be taken away and his faithful little alopecia ridden dog will have to stop biting people.
Why do the BBC want to destroy good ideas? Do they really think that making Dennis a normal boring little kid will keep the children watching. No. the best thing about Dennis is that he is a loveable little shit. and children love the small time violence he offers. Its not like Dennis struts around Beanoland like a pimp, bitch slapping Minnie the minx when she doesn't come through with the money. Supplying Rodger the 'Crack head' Dodger with his daily fix while kicking his dog and sniffing poppers.
No, those types of ideas are left in the ideas room because they're not suitable for children. On the other hand if channel 4 was ever to take on Dennis then maybe they would come to the for front in a late night hollyoaks type edition, but for now we're happy with the old Dennis.
Children need to know what a bully there age looks like. If anything Dennis is a fair warning of who to not get involved with. Editing Dennis into something he isn't is like cutting out scenes from old Disney movies. Yes they were a little racist, but you can't change what happens in the past.
Leave our childhood memories alone, you're just ruining them for the future.