The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf

The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf is one of the oldest tales in England, carried parent to daughter and son for generations. Every kid agreed that the big bad wolf who broke into the first and second of the little pigs’ houses deserved the ugly ending of being boiled alive, when he tried to sneak down the chimney of the third little pig’s house.

Gruesome you’d say! Surely not what we’d teach our kids today. And The Guardian has taken this a bit further – the victims are no longer the pigs but the wolf. They’re arrested by the police and brought to justice…

The Guardian’s amazing video looks at how a story like that, maybe if it had to happen in an English suburb, would be covered by the media and how people would react on social media. People break onto the streets. Does this remind you of the London riots in August last year somehow?

(Thanks for the inspiration A.M.)


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