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23rd Aug '16 1:26:29 PM TheJ0ker
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* Just because ''WebOriginal/{{Blackburn}}'' features colorful superheroes does NOT mean it's for kids. It's not even before the first chapter ends that [[EvilTwin Martha]] bloodily massacres a gang hideout, [[WouldHurtAChild including a young boy.]]
14th Aug '16 11:08:52 AM mimitchi33
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* ''Agony In Pink'', which despite being based on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', is a DarkFic with {{Gorn}}, so definitely not suitable for kids.

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* ''Agony In Pink'', which despite being based on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', is a DarkFic with {{Gorn}}, so it is definitely not suitable for kids.
24th Jul '16 2:31:08 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Franchise/{{Barbie}} is normally a toy for young children however there are many collectible lines meant for kids at minimum in their mid teens.

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* Franchise/{{Barbie}} is normally a toy for young children however children. However, there are many collectible lines meant for kids at minimum in their mid teens.
13th Jul '16 11:58:37 AM mimitchi33
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* One of Anonymous's pranks invoked this trope. Anonymous members uploaded a bunch of porn videos to Website/YouTube disguised as kid-friendly stuff like Music/TheJonasBrothers and Music/MileyCyrus (back when they ''were'' [[ContractualPurity kid-friendly]]), so kids would watch the videos and get quite a nasty shock. One user responded with [[MemeticMutation the now-famous phrase]], "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/im-twelve-years-old-and-what-is-this I'm 12 years old and what is this?]]"

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* One of Anonymous's pranks invoked this trope. Anonymous members uploaded a bunch of porn videos to Website/YouTube disguised as kid-friendly stuff like ''Series/LazyTown'', Music/TheJonasBrothers and Music/MileyCyrus (back when they ''were'' [[ContractualPurity kid-friendly]]), so kids would watch the videos and get quite a nasty shock. One user responded with [[MemeticMutation the now-famous phrase]], "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/im-twelve-years-old-and-what-is-this I'm 12 years old and what is this?]]"
12th Jul '16 2:09:21 PM DoctorCooper
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* Website/{{Cracked}} has an [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-most-insanely-violent-cartoon-ever-is-about-bible/ article]] about a TBN children's cartoon that is about the Biblical story of Samson. It shows family-unfriendly things such as Samson chasing an old man into an alley and killing him (and you can hear his screams), singing a song about Samson basically committing arson, and saying that Samson enjoyed seeking pleasure from the ladies, then showing him at the home of a "lady of the night".
17th Jun '16 8:44:40 AM dsneybuf
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* Creator/SamAndMickey produce StopMotion comedies starring an alcoholic, foul-mouthed, short-tempered, promiscuous Franchise/{{Barbie}} doll, and four illegitamite daughters that she (unsuccessfully) tries to pass off as her "little sisters". The duo often receives comments calling their work too lewd for Barbie's target audience, prompting them to eventually attach a Parental Advisory warning to the beginning of every video.

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* Creator/SamAndMickey produce StopMotion comedies starring an alcoholic, foul-mouthed, short-tempered, promiscuous Franchise/{{Barbie}} doll, and four illegitamite daughters that she (unsuccessfully) tries to pass off as her "little sisters". The duo often receives comments calling their work too lewd for Barbie's target audience, little girls, prompting them to eventually attach a Parental Advisory warning to the beginning of every video.
17th Jun '16 8:44:02 AM dsneybuf
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* Creator/SamAndMickey produce StopMotion comedies starring an alcoholic, foul-mouthed, short-tempered, promiscuous Franchise/{{Barbie}} doll, and four illegitamite daughters that she (unsuccessfully) tries to pass off as her "little sisters". The duo often receives comments calling their work too lewd for Barbie's target audience, prompting them to eventually attach a Parental Advisory warning to the beginning of every video.
29th May '16 11:48:53 AM merotoker
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* ''Agony In Pink'', which despite being based on ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', is a DarkFic with {{Gorn}}, so definitely not suitable for kids.

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* ''Agony In Pink'', which despite being based on ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', is a DarkFic with {{Gorn}}, so definitely not suitable for kids.



* It's (partly) unintentional here. When it began to be touted as popular entertainment in about the 1940s, pro wrestling ''was'' family-friendly. The faces always did the right thing, the heels were evil ButNotTooEvil, and moral ambiguity was never created. This pattern began to break down once "[[ForeignWrestlingHeel Arab]]" wrestlers such as The Sheik and Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher began staging deliberately gory matches (the equivalent of "Hardcore" matches today) and the heel characters actually began to be depicted as {{Loveable Rogue}}s and competent enough in the ring not to have to resort to cheating all the time. All bets were off once the "Wrestling/AttitudeEra" got underway in the late '90s and sex and violence (and even the occasional dollop of Satanism) actually became the selling points ''but parents still took their children to the shows''!\\

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* It's (partly) unintentional here. When it began to be touted as popular entertainment in about the 1940s, pro wrestling ''was'' family-friendly. The faces always did the right thing, the heels were evil ButNotTooEvil, and moral ambiguity was never created. This pattern began to break down once "[[ForeignWrestlingHeel Arab]]" wrestlers such as The Sheik and Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher began staging deliberately gory matches (the equivalent of "Hardcore" matches today) and the heel characters actually began to be depicted as {{Loveable {{Lovable Rogue}}s and competent enough in the ring not to have to resort to cheating all the time. All bets were off once the "Wrestling/AttitudeEra" got underway in the late '90s and sex and violence (and even the occasional dollop of Satanism) actually became the selling points ''but parents still took their children to the shows''!\\



In [[TurnOfTheMillennium the late 2000s]], Wrestling/{{WWE}} tried to steer itself back toward more family-friendly entertainment, due to Wrestling/JohnCena's kid-friendly appeal, the [[{{Wrestling/ChrisBenoit}} Chris Benoit tragedy]], and Linda [=McMahon=]'s repeated failed political campaigns, but even that seems to be over now, although WWE programming is still rated TV-PG.

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In [[TurnOfTheMillennium the late 2000s]], Wrestling/{{WWE}} tried to steer itself back toward more family-friendly entertainment, due to Wrestling/JohnCena's kid-friendly appeal, the [[{{Wrestling/ChrisBenoit}} [[Wrestling/ChrisBenoit Chris Benoit tragedy]], and Linda [=McMahon=]'s repeated failed political campaigns, but even that seems to be over now, although WWE programming is still rated TV-PG.



** Don't forget misguided adults taking their own misguided family-friendly selves along, too. Heard inside the theater lobby before the show: a poor souvenir vendor attempting to explain to an increasingly-shocked-and-disgusted adult patron what "Yeah, They're Real" referred to.

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** Don't forget There's misguided adults taking their own misguided family-friendly selves along, too. Heard inside the theater lobby before the show: a poor souvenir vendor attempting to explain to an increasingly-shocked-and-disgusted adult patron what "Yeah, They're Real" referred to.



* The ReducedShakespeareCompany: Parents bring their children to watch dirty raps and puppet shagging.
** One can also count [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] in general. (However can classics be utterly filthy?)

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* The ReducedShakespeareCompany: Creator/ReducedShakespeareCompany: Parents bring their children to watch dirty raps and puppet shagging.
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shagging. One can also count [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] in general. (However can classics be utterly filthy?)



* Quite a number of stand-up comedians who do TV sketch shows or acting performances in {{Sitcom}}s do rather coarser humour in their live performances, which sometimes leads to inappropriate audience demographics. One notable example was Bob Saget, who hated when people who saw him in ''Series/FullHouse'' occasionally brought kids to his shows.

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* Quite a number of stand-up comedians who do TV sketch shows or acting performances in {{Sitcom}}s do rather coarser humour in their live performances, which sometimes leads to inappropriate audience demographics. One notable example was Bob Saget, Creator/BobSaget, who hated when people who saw him in ''Series/FullHouse'' occasionally brought kids to his shows.



* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' action figures: Free Facehugger with each Alien!
** [[FromBadToWorse It gets better]]. There's now ChestBurster [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies plush toys]]. Yes, cute cuddly plushies of an alien fetus that violently erupts from one's chest causing horrible death.

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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' action figures: Free Facehugger with each Alien!
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Alien! [[FromBadToWorse It gets better]]. There's now ChestBurster [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies plush toys]]. Yes, cute cuddly plushies of an alien fetus that violently erupts from one's chest causing horrible death.



* Some of the early Comicbook/{{Spawn}} merchandise released in 1994 were obvious meant to be played with for kids despite the comics featuring large amount of violence, gore, nudity and a child killer. Even the ''Film/{{Spawn}}'' movie had various of toys market towards kids for a movie that deals heavily with Heaven and Hell and the oncoming apocalypse and Clown making sex jokes.

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* Some of the early Comicbook/{{Spawn}} merchandise released in 1994 were obvious meant to be played with for kids despite the comics featuring large amount of violence, gore, nudity and a child killer. Even the ''Film/{{Spawn}}'' movie had various of toys market towards kids for ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', a movie that deals heavily with Heaven and Hell and the oncoming apocalypse and Clown making sex jokes.jokes, had various toys marketed towards kids.



* Several posters in the Giant In The Playground forums were offended by sexual content in an''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0622.html comic]], on the grounds that "children read this comic." So, apparently it's okay for kids to watch stick figures kill each other in various brutal ways (including [[spoiler: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0639.html committing genocide]]]]), but masturbation jokes are just going too far. Never mind that anyone who's mature enough to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar realise it's a masturbation reference]] probably has [[IncrediblyLamePun first-hand experience]] of the activity.

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* Several posters in the Giant In The Playground forums were offended by sexual content in an''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0622.html comic]], on the grounds that "children read this comic." So, apparently it's okay for kids to watch stick figures kill each other in various brutal ways (including [[spoiler: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0639.html committing genocide]]]]), but masturbation jokes are just going too far. Never mind that anyone who's mature enough to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar realise it's a masturbation reference]] probably has [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} first-hand experience]] of the activity.



** Even YouTube got fooled by the series' cute appearance: when the site started using the TV Parental Guidelines, Happy Tree Friends was initially given a TV-Y rating, meaning it's allegedly suitable for even the youngest of children. The YouTube copyright school is one of the few episodes actually alright for kids... trouble is, pretty much the ''entire series''[[note]]apart from a few DVD-exclusive shorts[[/note]] is on the site, gore and all. At least it seems that they didn't do the same to the spinoff ''Ka-Pow!'', where we see [[AxeCrazy Flippy's]] [[ShellShockedVeteran past]], among other things.

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** Even YouTube Website/YouTube got fooled by the series' cute appearance: when the site started using the TV Parental Guidelines, Happy Tree Friends was initially given a TV-Y rating, meaning it's allegedly suitable for even the youngest of children. The YouTube Website/YouTube copyright school is one of the few episodes actually alright for kids... trouble is, pretty much the ''entire series''[[note]]apart from a few DVD-exclusive shorts[[/note]] is on the site, gore and all. At least it seems that they didn't do the same to the spinoff ''Ka-Pow!'', where we see [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy Flippy's]] [[ShellShockedVeteran past]], among other things.



* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical''. Creator/TeamStarKid said that a lot of people took their kids to the show because it's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Harry Potter the Musical]]. They mentioned having to cut down the Website/YouTube version of the show to a PG-13 level.
** They had to put a [=FOR MATURE STARKIDS ONLY!!!=] label on MeAndMyDick. Didn't stop some of their younger fans from watching it.

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* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical''. Creator/TeamStarKid said that a lot of people took their kids to the show because it's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Harry Potter the Musical]]. They mentioned having to cut down the Website/YouTube version of the show to a PG-13 level.
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level. They had to put a [=FOR MATURE STARKIDS ONLY!!!=] label on MeAndMyDick.''Theatre/MeAndMyDick''. Didn't stop some of their younger fans from watching it.






** [[http://www.halloween31.com/pages-productinfo-category-7_125-product-5959/kids-costumesall-boy-costumeschucky-doll-costume-child-size-kids-chucky-costume.html Chucky the murdering doll]]
** [[http://www.halloween31.com/pages-productinfo-category-7_125-product-5195/kids-costumesall-boy-costumeshalloween-michael-myers-jumpsuit-with-mask-child.html Michael Myers from Halloween.]] Insert joke about how the new Michael Myers has mommy issues.

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** [[http://www.halloween31.com/pages-productinfo-category-7_125-product-5959/kids-costumesall-boy-costumeschucky-doll-costume-child-size-kids-chucky-costume.halloweencostumes.com/kids-chucky-costume.html Chucky the murdering doll]]
** [[http://www.halloween31.com/pages-productinfo-category-7_125-product-5195/kids-costumesall-boy-costumeshalloween-michael-myers-jumpsuit-with-mask-child.html caufields.com/childmichaelmyerscostume.aspx Michael Myers from Halloween.]] Insert joke about how the new Michael Myers has mommy issues.



* The American cable network ABC Family has run into this issue many times. Formerly a family-friendly channel originated by evangelist Pat Robertson, ABC bought the network and gave it the name ABC Family. An urban legend denied by the network is that the purchase agreement required the name "Family" to stay in the name of the network. And for a number of years, the programming on the network was considered family- and kid-friendly. As time went on, ABC Family started to attract criticism from parents and moral guardians over its airing of programming that was not considered family friendly, either due to controversial subject matter or sexual content (''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' is one example). In 2015, the network announced it was rebranding as Freeform, which was indicated in media coverage as a sign the network was moving away from its family-friendly origins fully.

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* The American cable network ABC Family Creator/ABCFamily has run into this issue many times. Formerly a family-friendly channel originated by evangelist Pat Robertson, ABC bought the network and gave it the name ABC Family. An urban legend denied by the network is that the purchase agreement required the name "Family" to stay in the name of the network. And for a number of years, the programming on the network was considered family- and kid-friendly. As time went on, ABC Family started to attract criticism from parents and moral guardians over its airing of programming that was not considered family friendly, either due to controversial subject matter or sexual content (''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' is one example). In 2015, the network announced it was rebranding as Freeform, which was indicated in media coverage as a sign the network was moving away from its family-friendly origins fully.
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14th May '16 11:43:31 PM Scraggle
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* WebAnimation/RockyRaccoonAndTheForestFriends looks like a kid friendly anime styled web animation, but is full of blood and gore, it is highly inspired by "HappyTreeFriends" but kids at age 10 still watch it anyway.
** The sequel never improved. [[http://www.doink.com/clips/raccooon325/1165799/little-bubble-kitties-practice-animation This]] is very bloody.
14th May '16 12:02:34 PM IvanovTroping97
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* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'': Kids may be drawn by the similar style of animation to ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and absolute cuteness of Catbug (or the fact that he's voiced by a six year old). Parents may not be so happy to have their kids watching a guy whose catchphrase is "Up yours!", a bear who describes a stick as "jive-***", and a very hormonal teenage crew.

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* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'': Kids may be drawn by the similar style of animation to ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (not to mention, it was created [[Creator/PendletonWard by the same person]]) and absolute cuteness of Catbug (or the fact that he's voiced by a six year old). Parents may not be so happy to have their kids watching a guy whose catchphrase is "Up yours!", a bear who describes a stick as "jive-***", and a very hormonal teenage crew.
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