Suicide tips are embedded in children’s cartoons featured on YouTube and Youtube Kids. Not a joke.
An anonymous mother first discovered the content while watching cartoons with her son on YouTube Kids. Four minutes and forty-five seconds into the video, a man walks on the screen and simulates cutting his wrist saying, “Remember, kids, sideways for attention, longways for results.”
The video in question was later taken down, however, reports of other cartoons containing the same clip began to surface. Pediatrician Free Hess reported another cartoon and shared a recording of it before it was removed.
YouTube and YouTube Kids struggled with kid content corruption in the past. Videos have been found with adult content ranging from depictions of mass shootings, human trafficking, and more. Many contain popular cartoon characters, such as Elsa from Frozen (Elsagate).
Last week, YouTube lost several advertisers due to a “wormhole into a soft-core pedophilia ring.”
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