By Michael Mander
The Facebook page for Peppa Pig World was compromised by hackers, leaving many parents unhappy.
The Facebook page for ‘Peppa Pig World’ in Hampshire has been removed from the web after hackers posted rude and abusive comments.
Peppa Pig World is an area of Paultons Park, Hampshire based on the kids TV series.
On Monday, Paultons Park announced on their Facebook page: “Unfortunately the Peppa Pig World Facebook page has been compromised. We are looking into the situation asap, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.”
[pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”] “The page will be unavailable whilst we remove the spam” [/pullquote]
Many parents and Facebook users were unhappy: some demanded free tickets to the park. Others were understanding. While Airgates do not know the exact content of the messages, we’ve been told one read: “S** off kids, you little bi****s”
The Peppa Pig World page had over 137,000 likes. While Facebook has a rule preventing under 13s using the social networking site, it is believed many young children had liked the page.
It took Paultons three days to regain control over the page. They made the decision to temporarily deactivate it while they remove the offending posts.
“We are pleased to report that ownership of the Peppa Pig World Facebook fan page has now been reinstated back to us. The page will be unavailable whilst we remove the spam. Our thanks to everyone for their loyal support and understanding. We hope to bring you lots of exciting news from both Paultons & Peppa Pig World on our fan pages soon.”