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Sometimes, {{Fanservice}} gets a bad reaction from certain members of the audience (often MoralGuardians), mainly because ''children can see it''. YMMV on what is age-appropriate for children's television, or television programs in network time-slots that have traditionally or once been the preserve of "family-friendly" television programs.

This reaction is generally the reason for {{Watershed}} and UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor laws.
* ''Anime/BlueGender'' was originally meant to be played on Toonami (back when it was a daytime pre-teen/teen block), but was moved to Adult Swim because, even after the heavy censorship, Toonami found a handful of episodes too risque. This left Adult Swim viewers with a hackjob that seemed like it belonged on some sort of middle-ground block (even 'what the hell' was edited out).
* ''DancingOnIce''. Holly Willoughby (a former underwear model and [[ParentService children's TV presenter]]) is co-presenter here and got some complaints after turning up for a number of shows in [[AbsoluteCleavage very low-cut outfits]]. In response to complaints, a later dress was apparently more demure, until she [[SexyBacklessOutfit turned around]].
* ''{{Cavegirl}}'' got some complaints for having the main character in a milder form of the "{{fur bikini}}"- in a Creator/{{CBBC}} show.
* {{Moral Guardian|s}} Jack Thompson got notoriously annoyed at the fact that a game pitched for a T-rating, ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', could have the option of [[GayOption making the protagonist bisexual]], constituting hardcore gay porn- in a children's game.
* Complaints are starting to be levelled at ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'' for female dance outfits that are little more than bikinis with frills.
* The low-cut dress that Music/KatyPerry wore in [[SesameStreetCred her appearance]] on ''Series/SesameStreet'' caused enough outcry that her segment was pulled from airing on television, instead having to settle for becoming an internet phenomenon.
* Although ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a ''long'' tradition of casting gorgeous female companions as [[ParentService "something for the dads"]], Karen Gillan as Amy Pond attracted some short-lived opprobrium for being [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/doctor-who/7554825/Viewers-think-new-Doctor-Who-is-too-sexy.html too sexy]]. It all seemed to start with the miniskirted Police costume (literally a costume - in-universe, she's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kissogram#Variants kissogram]]) she wore in her first appearance. How has the production team addressed this issue? [[TakeThat They put her back in the same costume for the Christmas Special]]. Possibly in the spirit of equal opportunity, they also put Arthur Darvill back in his Roman Soldier get-up. Why? Um, they were in the honeymoon suite...
** Amy's legs are practically a character in their own right. Quite deservedly.
** Then they did the UsefulNotes/ComicRelief special, Space/Time, which is about 14 minutes of just GettingCrapPastTheRadar, with a good five minutes of the characters discussing Amy's skirt, with Amy flirting with [[ScrewYourself her future self]] to boot.
** This probably explains why a show that airs at 6 pm on BBC One is instead scheduled to 9 pm in America.
* The English dub of the fifteenth episode of ''Anime/{{Digimon Frontier}}'' [[{{Bowdlerise}} removed a scene]] showing [[{{TheChick}} Zoe]] [[{{Fanservice}} in a red bikini]]. However, it's mostly for the word "sexy" being in the scene in GratuitousEnglish; we see ''all'' the other swimsuits she tried on, and even the scene where she is nearly walked in on while undressing (we see it from the inside; she stops when she hears a noise ''just'' before her shirt was about to show some {{Underboob|s}}. This episode arguably had the highest "''how'' did that get [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar left in]]?" quotient of the franchise. (In fact, most serious contenders for that award are in that season.)
* [[RareMaleExample Another case]] from Anime/DigimonUniverseApplimonsters, which throws a 13 year old boy to a ShowerScene that shows his nude silhouette from head to toe.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. The BBC received one hundred complaints for the episode "[[Recap/SherlockS02E01AScandalInBelgravia A Scandal in Belgravia]]", for showing a nude Irene Adler (Lara Pulver), censored only by [[SceneryCensor the scenery]] and her own limbs/position. Much of the uproar was because the show was aired before the watershed, but it turned out the nude scenes were in fact shown after nine o'clock. It didn't very much to alleviate the ire of the MoralGuardians
* ''Series/{{Tinsel}}''. The audience weren't too happy about all the romantic scenes between Angela Dede and her [[JailBait boytoy]] [[LikesOlderWomen Emil]].
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had an InUniverse example where Moral Guardians were trying to get a show about a 16 year old female cop that dressed provocatively to a later timeslot.
* The anime for ''[[Manga/SaikinImoutoNoYousuGaChottoOkashiindaGa Recently, my sister is unusual.]]'' went through this, originally airing at 10:30 p.m. (which, unlike in other countries where this is past the watershed, is an hour many junior high and high school kids just getting out of cram school in Japan watch TV during). A media watchdog group took attention to a few risque scenes (particularly one where Hiyori tries to masturbate in Mitsuki's body) and made a public complaint, and the show was moved to 2:00 a.m. shortly after.
* British children's comedy ''Series/MyParentsAreAliens'' caused a stir with an episode called ''Beauty and the Breast''. In which Sophie, an alien posing on Earth as mother and housewife, frets that her human female body isn't ''exactly'' right and performs a shape alteration on herself and... you get the picture.
* The ending sequence to the ''VideoGame/PriPara'' anime was complained about by Japanese parents; particularly due to a female character in a Marilyn Monroe homage being deemed too sexy for a Friday morning kids' cartoon. The original and the new version can be seen [[https://twitter.com/trshmst/status/634944461156421633?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw here]].
* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'' had an incident of this occur when the premiere of the season four episode "An Innocent Man" aired right after ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'' and opened up on protagonist Olivia fantasizing about having sex with two different men. The Parents Television Council compared the incident to "a peep show in the middle of a playground" and actually estimated how long it would take a parent to change the channel compared to the twenty-six seconds between the first sexy shot and the last shot of Charlie Brown (which seems a bit obsessive, but hey, who are we to judge?).
* An episode in season 2 of ''Series/WithoutATrace'', "Our Sons and Daughters", fell under fire from the Parents Television Council due to a teen orgy scene (which basically amounted to shirtless teens grinding against each other; even daytime syndication edits as of 2015 have left the scene unedited). Somehow the complaints worked, kind of; Eastern-time affiliates that aired the show at 10PM were not fined, while all other time zones that aired the show at 9PM or earlier were fined.
* When ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' was rebroadcast on NHK in 2012, a scene in which Nadia's bare breasts were exposed had her nipples airbrushed out for this exact reason, despite the content being fine for the same timeslot in 1990.
* The ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With The Free Porn" is typically avoided in UK syndication because of this trope. Most stations play ''Friends'' before the watershed, and Ofcom considers it to be a show that attracts a large child audience.
* When Tokyo MX replayed the first season of ''LightNovel/{{KonoSuba}}'' (previously a late-night series) in a Sunday morning timeslot, a particularly fanservice-heavy episode (episode 9) was skipped in favor of a web radio show.
* When Music/BritneySpears' "Toxic" video first debuted on MTV, it was in heavy rotation at all hours of the day. However, after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl incident that year, MTV restricted the video to only play between the hours of 10pm and 6am, primarily because of the sight of a nude Britney Spears clad in nothing but diamonds in the video.
* In a print media example, the Marvel {{Elseworld}} comic miniseries ''ComicBook/XMenPhoenixLegacyOfFire'' was bumped up from the normal Marvel imprint to the "adult content" Marvel MAX line for the last two of its three issues, after the first issue drew complaints over its very high level of sexualised {{Fanservice}} content.
* Inverted with the ''David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special'' which was made to be a genuinely kid-friendly, played straight, holiday cartoon special, but when NBC wouldn't give it an appropriate slot, was aired at 11:30 PM in the first half-hour of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s regular slot (which had previously been scheduled to be a rerun that week).