A group of mothers has urged parents to be vigilant in the face of a fake version of the children’s show ‘Bluey’ being circulated on YouTube.
An Australian woman said her unsuspecting husband filmed a fake episode of YouTube Kids that showed a “strange” plot that appeared to involve characters including Bluey and Bingo.
The characters have been reimagined with different colors – but the animation is similar to that of the legendary series.
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“Did anyone see that? My husband put it on our daughter and it’s NOT Bluey,” she said on the Bluey Mums Facebook group.
“Honestly I just turned it off asap so I don’t know what happens but Bluey and Bingo cried in the first scene but it’s nothing like (Bluey).
“It’s on YouTube for kids, be careful.”
YouTube Kids is a little-eyed platform that many would rather let their kids watch alone.
7Life reached out to YouTube for comment.
However, many distraught moms responded to the thread – some describing the fake episodes that were doing the rounds on YouTube Kids as “inappropriate” and “disgusting”.
“Oh my god I just saw one where bingo ate ‘shit’ and it was the poop emoji? I thought that was just me. It was actually suggested to me,” said one.
Another revealed, “There are so many of these animations for Bluey that are so inappropriate I had to go through and block them all.”
One said, “I won’t let my kids watch this version, it’s weird and weird things happen.” One day my three year old screamed and turned off the device because the parents were playing bluey and bingo and it scared him. That was the day YouTube was removed from TVs.”
However, not everyone seemed impressed by the fake episodes, and one mum opined, “I don’t know why people are freaking out. Parodies are made of everyday programs, even children’s programs. Block the channel for your kids and that’s it.”
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