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Cartoon Network disowns viral photos of nude animation scenes

Satellite television channel, Cartoon Network (CN) has reacted to the concerns raised by parents after lustful photos of characters from one of its programmes circulated online.

In a statement shared by DSTV on its official social media outlet, Cartoon Network rejected allegations that the nude animation scenes were broadcast on the children-watched channel.

According to the network, the pictures did not emanate from any of its programmes.

The complaints made by the parents raised a lot of dust on social media and the pictures were reposted by a larger part of the African audience, including a Nigerian artiste, Azadus.

The network said the images going viral “are not authentic and have never been broadcasted or shared on any official Cartoon Network platforms”.

“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,” the statement read in part.

This is not the first incident that raised a lot of dust from concerned parents, last month, MultiChoice had to drop six pro-gay children programmes — Loud House, Hey Arnold, Steven Universe, The Legend of Korra, Adventure Time, Clarence — that had been airing on three DSTV channels following complaints by subscribers about their “inappropriate” content. 


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