Episode of an Animated Children's Show Gets Pulled From Netflix For Dick Drawing

Salacious images are lurking in even the most G-rated of content these days. Be careful, or your poor child might be subjected something like what viewers of Netflix’s Maya the Bee experienced: seeing an outline drawing of a peen.


Variety reports that the surprise dick appeared in an episode 35 of Maya the Bee’s first season, which has been yanked from the streaming service. Netflix hasn’t yet made any comment on the episodes inclusion or sudden disappearance, but they are only the contents distributor, not it’s producer.

The show is created by Studio 100 Animation, and based on a German children’s book series that was first published in 1912. Guess cheerful etchings of erections were more commonplace in kid’s entertainment in the early nineteen hundreds. The screenshot has been circulating throughout the week, but Variety traced it’s origin to a woman named Chey Robinson, described as a “concerned mother.” She posted the image to Facebook, along with a complaint:

“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’s no reasons why this should be in this show.”

The show debuted in 2012, so many kids have had the image burned onto their retinas before Robinson or anyone else made a public stink about it. This seems like the perfect excuse to hunker down and simply watch all TV right beside them, to screen for sensitive material. Perhaps while wearing pajamas and eating cereal. For the children.

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I live in a large city, which means my child sees penis graffiti on a regular basis. He also is the proud owner and uncoordinated operator of an actual penis. I assume he will draw many penisi* in his lifetime. This is not a big deal 🙄.

*I know it’s penises. Penisi is funnier.