Do you know what your kids are watching on YouTube?
The BBC has uncovered thousands of videos that feature popular cartoon characters like Peppa Pig, Minions, Thomas the Tank Engine, Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse and Princess Elsa from Frozen, and Marvel characters like the Incredible Hulk and Spiderman.
The disturbing difference, however, is that these videos are dangerous parodies.
The animations are convincing enough, so much so that toddlers might not be able to tell the difference.
The plot soon turns dark minutes into these videos. Peppa, for instance, has her teeth pulled out and is clearly in a lot of pain.
Elsa gets pregnant in one video, and breaks her arm in another.
Mickey Mouse gets his ears cut off, while Spiderman tries to take off the bikini of a female beach-goer.
The videos came to light after journalist and parent Laura June noticed something was not quite right with what her three-year-old daughter was watching.
“Peppa does a lot of screaming and crying and the dentist is just a bit sadistic and it’s just way, way off what a three-year-old should watch,” she says.
While an adult might notice the discrepancy, a child might not be equipped to do so, adds Ms June.
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