There's been many urban myths down through the years about hidden messages and the like in kid's TV shows.

For example, there was one story about a penis making its way into the VHS cover of The Little Mermaid, and another one about some dust or something in a scene in The Lion King spelling out 'sex'.

This, however, is proof and we've got verifiable evidence of it. Maya The Bee is a children's TV series that is distributed on Netflix and is about - you guessed it - a bee called Maya who goes on crazy adventures with her pals. All pretty timid, cutesy stuff that nobody could possibly get offended by, right?

Well, as it turns out, one episode features some graffiti of a penis on a giant rock. Yes, really. Here's the image in question.

Can't see it? Computer, ENHANCE.

And here's a video of the same penis, in case you think we photoshopped in there. Skip to 1:23 for the image in question.

As you can imagine, some parents were horrified by the thought of their children seeing a rock penis and took to Facebook to complain, with one parent saying that they were "extremely disgusted by it."

Not surprisingly, the production company behind Maya The Bee issued a frank and full apology, saying that "the origin of this image obviously results from a very bad joke from one of the 150 artists working on the production."

Studio 100 Animation, the company behind Maya The Bee, has said that it is now working on finding the culprit and have begun legal action. Hopefully, Studio 100 Animation won't go limp from all this negative publicity.


Via Variety