A certain cartoon female character giving a male character a hand job has continued to make the rounds on social media. It’s indeed baffling to see that something meant for children now have such contents. Singer Azadus calls out DSTV.
Social media users, mostly parents and morally conscious persons shared reproachful comments following reports that the satellite television station displayed a photo that portrays nudity.To this end, Nigerian singer, Azadus, has taken to social media to call out DSTV for airing 18+ cartoon on kids channel, Cartoon Network.
Singer Azadus calls out DSTV
According to the singer, the 18+ which shows a female Character giving a male character a hand job, left him begging for proper screening of kids’ programs aired or things would be done awkwardly. Here’s what he wrote as he shared the video;
“Dear DSTV, I hope you guys are not mad ? Please lets repost this until it gets to Oga Lai Mohammed.”
However, DSTV’s Cartoon Network has denied the allegation via a statement displayed its Facebook page. In the face of criticism, they released a statement to calm nerves.
In its defense, the children targeted entertainment platform denied any use of obscene images on its channel, claiming that the picture attributed to it is fake. Here’s what they said in their response:
“A report of an obscene picture displayed on the children targeted television channel has met widespread criticism.
“We are aware of the justified concern of some of our African viewers regarding what purportedly shows inappropriate content on Cartoon Network.
“We can confirm without hesitation that these images are not authentic and have never been broadcasted or shared on any official Cartoon Network platforms in Africa in any capacity.
“The fake images on social media were not produced by Cartoon Network, and are in no way representative of our goal to provide suitable, age-appropriate entertainment for African children and families.”
This development is similar to negative reactions received when Disney’s “Star vs the Forces of Evil” aired its first gay scene. The major concern is that children, who make up the main audience of the programme will be badly influenced by the content.
“In an Africa where homosexual activities are strongly frowned against, such message is seen as a plot to derail kids from cultural values prescribed by their society,” the statement added.