Saturday 21 April 2018

Uproar as children's TV show uses condom to make Scottish delicacy haggis

Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

A children’s TV show caused uproar when it featured a puppet chef using a condom to make the Scottish delicacy haggis.

Swedish kids’ TV channel SVT aired an episode with a puppet cook called Bon using the condom, because he said he didn’t have an animal’s stomach to hand.

Swedish parents were not amused.

“It’s scary that they feel that this is okay,” one woman told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

“Disgusting, unethical and highly inappropriate,” said a commenter on SVT’s Facebook page.

However, station bosses disagreed with parents who saw the cookery slot as offensive.

In a statement to The Local, SVT’s head Johanna Gardare, said : I understand if you don’t appreciate this kind of humor, but I can’t see that it’s inappropriate by definition to show a picture of a condom in a humorous show aimed at children in middle school,” she said, adding that there had been only three complaints from parents.

“In my experience all content that touches at all on the area of sex gets more reactions than other content, so for that reason I’m not surprised,” she concluded.

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