Parents in Sweden complain about a cartoon video for children’s channel Barnkanalen showing penises and vaginas smiling and dancing.
Blogger Alex Schulman objected that the clip is too sexualised, with the vaginas “prudent, innocent and sweet”, while the apparently erect penises are “wild things”.
The one-minute clip for Barnkanalen – Sweden’s equivalent of CBeebies (a BBC early childhood network)– shows cartoon penises and vaginas smiling and dancing to the tune of a song which employs words perhaps sometimes used by small children to refer to their private parts.
“Here comes Willie at a run, he has no pants,” goes the song. “Twinkle is cool, you better believe it, even on an old lady … Willie and Twinkle, what a great gang!”
The clip, viewed almost three million times on YouTube and Facebook, was produced for Bacillakuten, a programme that aims to educate children aged three to six about the body.
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