LOS ANGELES: American internet entertainment company Netflix has pulled an episode of a childrens show "Maya the Bee" after what appeared to be a penis was spotted etched on a tree trunk in the background of a scene.
Screen shots of the tree with the phallic image made the rounds on social media earlier this week, reports variety.com.
Chey Robinson, a concerned mother, shared a clip from the show, writing on Facebook: "Please be mindful of what your kids are watching. I did not edit any images whatsoever, this is ‘Maya the Bee' Season 1, Episode 35.
"I know I'm not going crazy and I know that something like this shouldn't be in a kids' show whatsoever. I'm extremely disgusted by it, there should be no reason my kids have to see something like this. I don't know if they're going to do something about this or what, but there's no reasons why this should be in this show."
Netflix is yet to make a statement about the image's presence or the removal of the episode. It is also unclear whether Netflix will re-edit the scene and put it back up.
"Maya the Bee", based on a German children's book series first published in 1912, debuted in 2012. It was created by Studio 100 Animation and Netflix is only a distributor.