What’s so controversial about Winnie the Pooh? Well, the honey-mad pooh bear has been stirring up emotions for longer than you would think. Some members of a town council in Poland called Winnie “wholly inappropriate for children” for not wearing pants. And China censored images of Pooh and Tigger that too closely resembled images of President Xi Jinping walking next to President Obama. But really, we’re talking about a cartoon based on story books about a stuffed bear, beloved for generations. So we must ask again, what could possibly be so controversial?
Well, Pooh has been hiding a secret for many, many years. The honey addiction has been on display from the start — was that simply a distraction to cloak something else?