One Aussie woman said her unsuspecting husband put on a spoof episode from YouTube Kids showing a “weird” storyline which appeared to involve characters similar to Bluey and Bingo.
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The characters have been reimagined with different colours – but the animation resembles that from the iconic show.
“Has anyone seen this? My husband put it on for our daughter and it’s NOT Bluey,” she said in the Bluey Mums Facebook group.
“Honestly, I just turned it off ASAP so I don’t know what happens but Bluey and Bingo were crying in the first scene but it’s nothing like (Bluey).
“It’s on Kids’ YouTube, be careful.”
YouTube Kids is a platform designed for little eyes and one which many would feel confident leaving their children to watch alone.
7Life has contacted YouTube for comment.
However, many disturbed mums responded to the thread – with some describing the fake episodes doing the rounds on YouTube Kids as “inappropriate” and “disgusting”.
“Oh my god, I just saw one where Bingo was eating ‘s***’ and it was the poop emoji? I thought it was just me. It was actually suggested to me,” one said.
Another suggested: “I don’t let anything on my daughters tablet unless I’ve checked it out first. I also disabled it from the Wi-Fi. Too many awful people posting content with horrible things edited in.”
One revealed: “There are so many of these animations for Bluey that are so inappropriate, I had to go through and block them all.”
Another said: “I won’t let my kids watch this version, it’s odd and weird things happen. My three-year-old screamed and shut it off one day because the parents were hitting Bluey and Bingo and it freaked him out. That was the day YouTube got removed from the TVs.”
While one added: “There are a lot of sick adults out there who create stuff to specifically look like innocent and familiar kids shows and then they put all sorts of dirty stuff in them, my kids just aren’t allowed on YouTube right now unless I can sit there and watch it with them.”
However, not everyone seemed fazed by the spoof episodes, with one mum suggesting: “I don’t know why people are freaking out. Spoofs are made from everyday shows, even kids shows. Block the channel from your kiddos and that be that.”
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