Cartoon Network has distanced itself from an obscene photo of a cartoon allegedly being aired on the satellite TV channel which recently emerged causing a major social media stir.
A few days ago, inappropriate images allegedly captured from popular cartoon shows broadcasted on Cartoon Network were shared online to warn parents to carefully monitor their children’s TV content.
One of the images which went viral on social media depicts a male and female character naked together. A lot of people quickly reacted, tagging the channel for the crude content that is completely inappropriate for children.
A Nigerian singer, Azadus was one of those who took to social media to condemn DStv for airing the x-rated content on the kid’s channel. Via his Instagram page, the singer shared a screenshot of the alleged scene with the caption:
“Dear DStv, I hope you guys are not mad? Please, let’s repost this until it gets to Oga Lai Mohammed.”
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But DStv’s Cartoon Network has released a statement saying the images are not authentic, adding that such scenes have never been shared on any of its platforms in Africa. The statement reads:
“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 is, however, not the first time the network is being entwined in such scandal, but it has always maintained its stand that it does not air programmes with adult content. This recent allegation is similar to the negative reactions received when Disney’s ‘Star vs the Forces of Evil’ aired its first gay scene.
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.
Meanwhile, Cartoon Network has in collaboration with YesGnome Games revealed that the newest Adventure Time mobile game, ‘Champions & Challengers – Adventure Time’, will be released soon.
Based on Cartoon Network’s hit animated series, the real-time tactical strategy game will be available worldwide on Apple, Android and Amazon Fire mobile devices. Android players who want to get ready to battle with and against their favourite Adventure Time characters can pre-register starting Thursday, August 10.
- Collect over 90 Champions: Play as heroes and villains from the Adventure Time Multiverse, including Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, BMO, Fionna, Cake and much more.
- Real-time Tactical Battles: Command your team in epic battles using intuitive gesture controls.
- Turn-based RPG Combat: Develop a winning strategy to crush opponents by summoning attacks — and bust out special Tricks and Artifacts for bonus damage.
- Compete and Cooperate: Battle other players to rise up the leaderboard in the PvP Arena and participate in live events.