By Tim Barsoe
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A Danish animated youngsters’s TV present a couple of man with the superpower of an infinitely extendable penis has divided opinion amongst mother and father and politicians in Denmark.
The present, “John Dillermand” – which roughly interprets as ‘John Pee-Pee’ – has aired on state broadcaster DR since late December. The present options an animated clay man in a striped purple and white outfit with an extendable – generally useful, generally uncontrolled, but absolutely clothed – penis.
Even in famously progressive Denmark, not everyone seems to be comfortable.
Some Danes have taken to social media, calling it “disgusting” and “beneath requirements” for a present focused at youngsters aged 4 to eight.
“Am I the one one who finds it reprehensible that youngsters ought to discover it enjoyable to look at grownup penises on DR?,” Morten Messerschmidt, a lawmaker for the conservative Danish Folks’s Celebration, wrote on Twitter.
Writer Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen requested if the present was “actually the message we wish to ship to youngsters, at a time once we’re within the midst of an enormous #metoo wave?”
Others referred to as it “humorous” and “innocent”.
Within the TV present, the penis will get caught within the door of a bus, holds onto balloons because the character flies up into the air, and is used as each a helicopter rotor and a whip to tame a lion.
DR stated the present goals to acknowledge youngsters’s curiosity about their our bodies, together with the elements they may discover embarrassing, by having a infantile grownup with an uncommon physique as the primary character.
“Young children take pleasure in being bare and exploring themselves. They play physician video games, study one another and love naughty phrases,” Margrethe Bruun Hansen, a youngsters’s psychologist consulted within the making of the present, instructed DR.
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