A children’s TV show has come under fire for what appears to be a rude drawing in the scenery of an animation.
Mum Chey Robinson shared photos and a clip from episode 35 of Netflix show Maya the Bee, which sees Maya fly into a log to hide. However, the attention wasn’t on Maya – but on a drawing inside the bark of a tree which appeared to be quite phallic.
“I know I’m not going crazy, and I know that something like this shouldn’t be in a kids’ show whatsoever,” she said as she pointed to what she assumed to be a phallic drawing.
“I’m extremely disgusted by it, there should be no reason my kids have to see something like this.”
The video, which has now been taken off Facebook, received more than a million views, with a few parents angry over what “they slip in there”, while some others believe she may be overreacting.
“Everyone saying no young kid will see it? It's not the point of them taking notice the brain takes notice of everything this is a subliminal message,” said one comment that sided with the mother.
However, another said “I didn't even notice that at first. I sincerely doubt your kid's gonna notice it, much less understand what it is.”
One joked that it was perhaps an easter egg for parents, rather than the kids. 'If it were more obvious then yes I'd think it's disgraceful. Fact is, that drawing in there is barely noticeable and I agree with others that it's probably there for the adults that are forced to watch these programs all the time.”
The cartoon production company has yet to comment on the drawing.