Denmark launches a TV show for kids featuring men with a giant penis

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The idea of an animated series about a man who can not contain his penis is condemned by critics, but others have championed it.

John Dillermand has an odd penis.

In reality, it is so remarkable that he can perform rescue missions, etch murals, fly a flag and even steal children’s ice cream. A new animated series for four- to eight-year-olds featuring John Dillermand, the man with the longest penis in the world who overcomes difficulties and obstacles with his record-breaking genitalia, has been launched by the BBC’s Danish counterpart, DR, which has ignited a discussion about what good children’s TV should and should not contain. Danish author Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen wrote, “Is this really the message we want to give children while we’re in the middle of a huge #MeToo wave?” The show comes only months after the Danish #MeToo campaign was initiated by TV host Sofie Linde. Christian Groes, an associate professor and gender researcher at Roskilde University, said he believes the male genital power celebration of the show can be onl. It perpetuates a patriarchal society’s default idea and normalizes the “locker room culture,” which has been used by men to justify a lot of bad conduct.

This is supposed to be amusing, so it’s considered to be harmless.

But he is not.

“Erla Heinesen Højsted, a clinical psychologist who works with families and kids, said she believes that the opponents of the show are overthinking stuff. “John Dillermand speaks to kids and shares their way of thinking-and kids find genitals amusing,” she said. “The show show shows a man who is impulsive and not always in charge, who makes mistakes-as kids do, but Dillermand always g g For his actions, he takes responsibility. When a woman on the show, for instance, advises him to keep his penis in his pants, he listens. That’s lovely. Højsted admitted that the timing was poor and that “differences and diversity” should have been represented beyond an overweight diller by a show about bodies (Danish slang for penis; dillermand literally means “penis man”). “But this is categorically not a show about sex,” she said. The Danish public broadcaster DR is renowned for pushing boundaries, especially for children.

Uncle Reje, a common character who swears, smokes a pipe and avoids bathrooms – think Mr. Tumble and Father Jack – is another staple of children’s programming.

When he revealed a penchant for cross-dressing, a character in Gepetto News put conservatives on edge in 2012.

And in 2020, Ultra Smider Tøjet (Ultra Strips Down) sparked outrage for showing a series of naked adults to kids aged 11 to 13, however, Højsted says, the outcry is unjustified: “What kind of culture do we create for our kids if it’s okay for them to see ‘perfect’ bodies on Instagram – enhanced, digital or cosmetic – but not ‘real bodies’?” He asks. ” he asks. “about a woman who has no control over her vagina”about a woman who has no control over her vagina”

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