Producers of children’s TV show, Maya the Bee have come under fire as an eagle eye mum sees what appears to be the outline of a penis on an edition of the show.
Chey Robinson was horrified to discover a drawing of a penis on a scene from an episode which aired originally in 2012. She shared a video of the episode on social media, and wrote: “Please be mindful of what your kids are watching!! I did NOT edit any images whatsoever; this is Maya The Bee, Season 1, Episode 35”.
“I know i’m not going crazy and i know that something like this shouldn’t be in a kids’ show whatsoever. I’m extremely disgusted by it, there should be no reason my kids have to see something like this.
I don’t know if they’re gonna do something about this or what but there are no reasons why this should be in this show. So I’m just giving you guys a heads up just be careful what your kids are watching seriously be mindful and hope that helps.” She continued
The clip has since gone viral, getting over one million views with other parents expressing outrage and shock at the inappropriate clip.
Belgian company Studio 100 said the image was “absolutely inappropriate” and offered apologies “to everybody who has been offended by it”.
Studio 100 told the BBC the penis, etched on a log in the background of a scene, “obviously results from a very bad joke from one of the 150 artists working on the production”. Studio 100 says they are taking legal action against the artist over the drawing.
The episode has since been removed by streaming service Netflix, although Netflix made no comment on the offending image except to clarify that the show is not available to its subscribers in the UK.