Parents shocked by hidden doodle in Maya The Bee cartoon

Kinderling News & Features

Well, we never expected to see this in a kids' cartoon!

In the weirdest news of the week, a mum has spotted a crudely-drawn penis hidden in a scene from the Maya The Bee kids’ show. Check out the offending stinger here. 


Yep, that’s definitely not a mushroom.

Alarmed, the eagle-eyed mother (aka Chey Robinson from New York) posted a snippet of the video and image on Facebook, commenting: “Please be mindful of what your kids are watching!! I did NOT edit any images whatsoever, this is Maya & The Bee, Season 1, Episode 35.”

Chey’s discovery has caused quite a buzz (sorry, not sorry) and already gone viral around the globe. So much so the show have addressed the image in a Facebook response. 

"The content absolutely is offensive and not in any shape [or] form in line with the brand values of Maya the Bee," they stated, adding they're "working with the distributors and video on demand companies to have this content removed from distribution".

Maya The Bee's official response

Of course, the internet being the internet, it didn’t take long for some commenters to turn on Chey, calling her everything from a prude to an over-reacting attention-seeker. All because she spotted a human penis in a cartoon about make-believe bees. How bee-zarre.