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‘Paddington’ Promises Sexual Innuendo

Paddington Bear, the famous stuffed bear created by Michael Bond, is making his way to the big screen in Paddington. The British Board of Film Classification has given it a PG rating for scenes containing “mild sex references” which, after deliberation, has been dropped for “innuendo.” The rating now warns the film includes “dangerous behavior, mild threat, innuendo and infrequent mild bad language.”

“When the (original description) as published on the BBFC website the distributor requested a reconsideration,” the advisory board said in a statement.

The change came after reports that Bond, creator of the series about a bear who comes to London from Peru and is adopted by a British family, was “totally amazed” by the BBFC’s description of the film.

“I cannot imagine what the sex references are,” Bond was reported as saying in The Times newspaper. “It doesn’t enter into it with the books, certainly.”

What were the sexual innuendos the BBFC took notice of?

Actor Hugh Bonneville, a “Downton Abbey” star who plays the father of the family that adopts Paddington, told the BBC he thought it was “hilarious” that the classification agency had found sexual references in a scene in which he is disguised as a cleaning woman and a security guard flirts with him.

I always knew the Paddington series was subversive. Look at this filth they’re peddling. C’mon. He doesn’t even wear pants!

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