Netflix Children's Show Producers Address Hidden Penis Drawing

Earlier this week, the Netflix children's series Maya the Bee made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The streaming service pulled an episode of the animated show after parents discovered an illustration of a penis in the background of one scene.

Now, a couple of days later, the production company behind Maya the Bee has spoken out about the incident, saying that legal action is being taken.

In a statement, production group Studio 100 said, "An absolutely inappropriate image has been discovered in a four-second fly-by scene in one episode of the total of 78 episodes of the series. The origin of this image obviously results from a very bad joke from one of the 150 artists working on the production."

The statement came after users posted screenshots of the incident online, and Netflix took the episode off of the site.

"This is indeed unacceptable to the Studio 100 Group as owner of the brand and all its partners and doesn't reflect the quality of its work and its values," the statement continued. "Legal action has already been started. Studio 100 very much regrets this incident and would like to offer its sincere apologies to all Maya the Bee fans. At the same time, the company is taking all suitable technical measures to remedy the situation."

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(Photo: Netflix)
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