I am so curious to hear what you have to say about this controversy. The woman in this story was born with one arm and she is a television host for a children's show in Britain. I guess I am not surprised some parents are outraged, but as a parent I would use this as a learning experience. It would be a great time to explain to your child that sometimes people look different and there is nothing wrong with that. Would you let your kids watch this show? What do you think about the controversy?
Burnell, who has a 4-month-old daughter and works as a teaching assistant at a special needs school, called the host's critics "small-minded." "It can only be a good thing that parents are using me as a chance to talk disability with their children," Burnell told ABCNews.com. "It just goes to show how important it is to have positive disabled role models on CBeebies and television in general."
The BBC is also standing behind Burnell. "It's a big task to entertain millions of children every day," said Michael Carrington, controller of CBeebies. "Cerrie is warm and natural and we think that in time all mums and dads and children will love her as much as we do."