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->"''When parents give ''{{ComicBook/Maus}}'', my book about Auschwitz, to their little kids, I think it’s child abuse.''"
-->-- '''Creator/ArtSpiegelman''', regarding his comic book, which stars {{Funny Animal}}s but itself ''definitely'' is not.

All [[HighFantasy fantasy]], [[SciFiGhetto space operas]], {{fairy tale}}s, everything with {{talking animal}}s, anything with [[KidHero a child]] (especially if it's a [[GirlShowGhetto girl]]) as the protagonist, {{superhero}} movies, ComicBooks, and {{animation|AgeGhetto}} is okay for kids...[[TemptingFate right?]]

Well, sure -- if you want to [[NightmareFuel scar them for life]], [[TearJerker shove their hearts into a woodchipper]], [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible confuse them to an overwhelming extreme]], or [[RefugeInAudacity show/teach them words or other things they really shouldn't know yet]].

If you pay attention, you will notice that many Fairy Tales are stories of [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath murder]], theft and [[FateWorseThanDeath much worse]]. Several stories starring animals - particularly very old versions - are just as bad. Many people [[ComicallyMissingThePoint realize too late]] that [[AnimationAgeGhetto animated films can be for adults only]], even if they're not quite [[ItsNotPornItsArt X-rated]]. Many people assume AllAnimationIsDisney, which is a risky thing to do as [[{{Disneyfication}} Disney, for the most part]], [[{{Bowdlerise}} outbowdlerized Bowdler]].

The American 1970s era rating label "PG" came with the warning, "Parental Guidance Suggested - some material may not be suitable for pre-teenagers." The word "pre-teenagers" was eventually changed to "children." That was somehow not clear enough, so the new rating "PG-13" was created, and yet today parents take their kindergartners to PG-13 movies anyway.

Many fairy tales were told to children to ScareEmStraight, though others were meant for adults. [[ValuesDissonance Over time, the focus has shifted]] from depicting horrible consequences of bad behavior to showing positive traits being rewarded, making the stories [[LighterAndSofter lighter in tone]]. The older versions, especially those by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, offer ready-to-use DarkerAndEdgier for older audiences. ValuesDissonance also applies across cultures, to the point where uninitiated fans insist that foreign kids' shows were really for teenagers or adults because their home country would never allow some of the content to be shown to anyone below that age.

Thankfully, most kids who watch films not intended for their age grow up and don't have traumatized existences. They simply ignore what they don't understand and when they do, it helps them deal with mature situations when they grow up.

On this trope page, please list only things that have been ''commonly mistaken as being for kids''. Contrast with WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids.

See also SubvertedInnocence. Can be a result of MisaimedMarketing. Audiences may receive an early warning with an RRatedOpening. AnimationAgeGhetto is the [[CaptainObvious animation-specific]] subtrope (in that it's this trope applied to the entire medium). WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForLittleGirls is the {{Moe}} {{Seinen}} subtrope.

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!!Examples:
[[index]]
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.AnimeAndManga Anime and Manga]]
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.ComicBooks Comic Books]]
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.{{Film}} Film]]
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.{{Literature}} Literature]]
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.LiveActionTV Live Action TV]]
** ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/StarTrek Star Trek]]''
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.{{Music}} Music]]
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.VideoGames Video Games]]
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.WesternAnimation Western Animation]]
[[/index]]

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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* RuleThirtyFour when applied to shows originally intended for children.
* Many fan works of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' cater to the older male demographic.
* Many fan fictions of children's cartoons tend to be ''[[DarkFic much more violent]]'' than their source material.
* It also happen with live action kidīs movies and television shows (Like for example, the infamous ''Agony In Pink'', which despite being based on ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', it was [[DarkFic definitely]] [[{{Gorn}} NOT]] for kids.
* It works the other way, too. Some fan works of darker series can be much lighter than the source material, and in extreme cases, trick an unaware viewer into thinking it's family friendly.
* [[http://nickfanon.wikia.com/wiki/SuperSaiyanKirby_Adventures SuperSaiyanKirby Adventures]] was known for being your standard Nickelodeon show, albeit fan-made. Then there's [[http://nickfanon.wikia.com/wiki/A_Collection_of_Pointless_Adventures the sequel]], which involves drinking, swearing, and so much more!
** The original wasn't exactly the nicest either. Check out [[http://nickfanon.wikia.com/wiki/Web_and_Brandon%27s_Final_Mission this]] episode that's directly based off of the mentioned "Cupcakes" fanfic.
* [[http://random-ness.wikia.com/wiki/The_Bunker The Bunker]] is a sitcom, and on the other hand there is [[http://random-ness.wikia.com/wiki/Fresh_Admin_of_Random_Air this show]], Which has banned episodes posted on another wiki.
** The original contains subs.
* Rocky Raccoon and the Forest Friends looks like a kid friendly anime. 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.
* Amazingly enough, ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has an InUniverse example, with Calvin believing that ''Film/ChildsPlay'' is kid-friendly due to its title and the fact that it's rated R for "rainbow".
* Due to ValuesDissonance and an unusual inversion of AvoidTheDreadedGRating, it's fairly common for online fanfiction to end up with what many would consider to be a hilariously inappropriately low rating in order to attract a greater audience. ArchiveOfOurOwn in particular is notorious for this, hosting terrifyingly insane works such as ''Silver-furred Secrets''.
* [[http://spongefan.wikia.com/wiki/SpongeBob:_Infection SpongeBob: Infection]], despite being based on a [[Main/SpongeBob kids show]] certainly isn't. The show focuses on a zombie apocalypse destroying Bikini Bottom, and the main characters' efforts to stay safe and sane, and contains lots of blood and gore, as well as heavy thematic elements.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* 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''!
** 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Religion]]
* For people who only think of Literature/TheBible as only "Jesus and the Ten Commandments," they could be in for [[ValuesDissonance quite a shock]]. The Old Testament includes laws about slavery, and has stories of blood, gore, pre-meditated murder, incest, rape, and genocide. There's also the [[HotterAndSexier Song of Solomon]], Ezekiel and his donkey penis metaphors (or perhaps just straight comparisons), and the entire story of Samson.
** The New Testament isn't exactly kid friendly either. Hell and eternal suffering are introduced, a handful of the notable prophets are tortured and executed, [[TooKinkytoTorture and go surprisingly willingly]]. Plus, a certain character is ''nailed to a cross''...
* ClassicalMythology is taught in classrooms. Granted, often it's a bare-bones, watered down version--but recounting stories like that of Aphrodite's birth (she was born from Ouranos' nads, which were chopped off by Cronos and thrown to the sea), or that Zeus and Hera were both brother and sister and husband and wife, has to be difficult to teachers of twelve-year-old students.
** Parodied in ''Misleading Cases in the Common Law'', in which a Classics master at a British public (ie private) school is charged with providing obscene material to minors.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Gaming]]
* The hobbyist boardgaming industry runs in to this every which way, to the extent that some US publishers put notices like "THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A TOY, NOT INTENDED FOR USE OF PERSONS 12 YEARS OR YOUNGER" on titles containing heavier subject matter (example given from [[http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/71721/space-hulk-death-angel-the-card-game this]]--apparently the title didn't give it away, nor the face-eating aliens, brutally beweaponed killing machines, and human skull motifs on the cover). After all, board games are kids' stuff, right?
* ''TabletopGame/BunniesAndBurrows'' is a game based loosely on ''Literature/WatershipDown'' and is chock full of cute little player controlled rabbits being brutally eaten by predators, ravaged by disease, and otherwise struggling to survive. Gamers thought it was for kids because [[{{Disneyfication}} it has talking rabbits]], kids were disappointed when they found out there were no [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons wizards slinging fireballs for 50,000 damage]]. It has, however, become a CultClassic among those who understand this is not a kids game.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}''. Every book in the series has a stern warning at the very beginning the game is not for children and contains graphic violence and sexual references. Even so the publishers still get complaints from parents who think its family friendly like Dungeons & Dragons.
* Actually this trope and MoralGuardians gave rise to the ''[[ThisIsAWorkOfFiction RPG]] [[DontTryThisAtHome Disclaimer]] genre''. Which ''The Escapist'' gaming advocacy site has a decent collection of [[http://www.google.com/cse?cx=003922453247082703190:e92yvjerws0&cof=FORID:0&q=rpg+disclaimers&sa=Search here]]. Includes examples like:
** The [[http://www.theescapist.com/blog/tiki-view_blog_post.php?blogId=5&postId=118 minimalistic]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Nephilim}}''. 1th page "This Game Is Not Real" 2nd page "You Are"
** The aforementioned Palladium (''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' / ''TMNT'' / ''After The Bomb'' / etc.) [[http://www.theescapist.com/blog/tiki-view_blog_post.php?blogId=5&postId=108 one]] which is pretty standard.
** The [[http://www.theescapist.com/blog/tiki-view_blog_post.php?blogId=5&postId=105 one]] from ''TabletopGame/OverTheEdge'' which should be read aloud before every game session.
** And the absolute anti- the "[[http://www.theescapist.com/blog/tiki-view_blog_post.php?blogId=5&postId=121 Claimer]]" from [[{{TabletopGame/Hol}} Human Occupied Landfill]]. Begins with: "This Game ''Will'' Fuck You Up. We Swear. ..."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/AvenueQ''. Almost all the characters are ''Series/SesameStreet''-style '''puppets'''. Misguided adults might decide to take their children (despite the warning signs outside the theatre). Then the puppets curse and have sex and sing about porn.
** 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.
** Actors performing in the UK tour regularly tweet about seeing very young children in the audience.
** There is actually a PG-13 rated version of the show meant for high schools to preform called "Avenue Q: School Edition", which cuts out all the inappropriate material. For example, Lucy the Slut and Mrs. Thistletwat's names were changed to "Lucy" and "Mrs. Butz", and the song "The Internet is for Porn" is now "My Social Life is Online".
** The "Avenue Q" is for kids phenomenon" was spoofed in the satire musical [[ForbiddenBroadway Forbidden Broadway Special Victims Unit]].
-->"And although we're a low, hasty put-in show, the kiddies cheer on cue... Families come, if they're dumb, but then out they go, when our fuzzy people screw! Don't expect Franchise/TheMuppets, these are horny puppets, rated X on Avenue Q!"
* 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?)
* ''Theatre/WaitingForGodot'' is on some fifth-grade reading lists because the words aren't very complicated. Even though it [[MindScrew makes no freaking sense even to adults]]. In a way, this is actually worse than showing kids something violent or sexual--how do you explain to a child that she got an F on her analysis of the play because she said it was about two people waiting for Godot?
** They also discuss hanging themselves so they can get an erection. The only reason they don't is because the rope breaks.
* At one point in its London run, ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' sequel ''LoveNeverDies'' offered free tickets to children. Beyond the fact that ''Phantom'' isn't kid-friendly to begin with, the sequel features the following: Alcoholism, stripping, [[spoiler:infidelity which allegedly produced a child out of wedlock]], a song with accidentally pedophilic undertones and [[spoiler:murder]].
* Stephen Sondheim's ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''. Oh, it's a cheery musical with all of our favorite fairy tale characters together! Then Act Two comes around, most of the characters get killed by a rampaging giant, and suddenly it's not so cheery anymore. The show has enjoyed myriad SchoolPlay productions anyway, but as of TheNewTens the show's licenser now offers a "Junior" version for school and children's theater groups that drops the second act.
* ''Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'' is a show about elementary school and middle school children at a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin spelling bee]]. Then comes the four-letter words, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar vulgar-sounding words]], and an entire song about Chip's boner.
* The Music/FrankieValliAndTheFourSeasons-themed musical ''Theatre/JerseyBoys'' would seem to be a wholesome, family-friendly musical considering how wholesome and family-friendly the music of the Four Seasons (and Frankie Valli) is, but is laden with profanities, double entendres, and very adult situations. This is why there's always a big sign posted in the lobbies of theaters showing ''Jersey Boys'' warning parents of the adult content present in the musical. In America, the film version is rated R for "pervasive language".
* Playwright and poet Creator/HenrikWergeland from Norway once wrote a short stage play on beJjewish) boy with a stone throw, and the (Jewish) mother of the killed boy decides to help the under-age murderer in hiding from the cops, reasoning that he should be educated rather than put to death.
** Ah yes, the play has been played by children for forty years, and it has even been stated that it is better off when the mother is played by a twelve year old girl. A play about murder and atonement, but hey, it`s culture.
* The play ''She Kills Monsters'' is about a young woman who is able to communicate with her dead sister through playing Dungeons & Dragons. While it might seem appealing to kids through the title alone, the play is filled with profanity (One character calls another a "fucking fucktard" ''twice''), fighting, and at some points, pot smoking (played for laughs) and sexual themes. The protagonist uses the help of a male gamer to be able to understand the game, and her boyfriend jumps to conclusions and thinks they're having sex. In another scene, the sister is pressured into kissing one of the play's female villains, then is bullied (complete with homophobic slurs) when she attempts to do so. Also, the woman's sister ''and'' parents die in a car crash at the beginning of the show, setting up the plot.
* Check out the reviews of Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/MichaelJacksonTheIMMORTALWorldTour'' at Ticketmaster.com and see how many parents say that the "Dangerous" number, featuring a bikini-clad acrobat (who used to perform in Cirque's adults-only production ''Zumanity'') performing a daring pole dance, doesn't belong in a "family" show. The show is ''not'' marketed to families, but because of Cirque's name above the title and the allegedly family-friendly subject matter, oodles of them go anyway. Everyone seems to forget that Music/MichaelJackson's work is a sterling example of WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids -- full of adult themes and choreography from ''Thriller'' onward, and yet marketed to kids for years.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toys]]
* Subverted with Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line which is more geared towards adults even if most of the properties are based on [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids children's shows such as Dragon Ball Z, Kamen Rider, and Super Sentai.]] With most figures hovering around 3,000-4,000 yen, the prices certainly would scare off some parents from getting these for their kids. Their most expensive figure Machine Itashar from Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger (which does fit under this trope) costs about 10 times what normal figures cost.
* As mentioned multiples times [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/{{Film}} here]], any movie with the slightest potential for merchandising will probably have toys made for them. Often regardless of the film's actual rating.
* Hot Toys figures definitely qualify under the above statement category although given their ultra realistic figures and hefty price tag, few would mistake these as children's toys.
* ''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.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies Plush toys]], like animation, are not always for kids. [[http://www.giantmicrobes.com/ Here]] you can find the ebola virus, the black death, gonorrhea, and salmonella for your kids to cuddle with.
** Diseases, hell. You can get plush Eldritch Abominations.
*** Hey! My five year old god-daughter adores her Plushthulu.
** And from Germany, here's some [[http://www.parapluesch.de/ plushies with mental illnesses.]] The [[DieAnstalt accompanying Flash game]] even gives them backstories that explain the root of their neuroses, which actually increases their {{Woobie}}ness.
* Behold, Mori Chack's [[http://www.chax.cc/main.html?en Gloomy Bear]]. Cute pink bears with blood covered claws.
* ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' trading cards and figurines are also commonly found in the toy aisle in Japanese markets. It's a toy that comes with candy so it must be for kids, right?
* At the Takashi Murakami show in LA, they had a lot of (rather expensive) plushies like [[http://www.nyankovivi.com/Shop/index.php?main_page=product_info_id=402 cute, smiley flowers]] and [[http://www.viaalley.com/?page_id=2040 cute, flowery skulls]]. And then there's [[http://secure.giantrobot.com/products.php?code=MURAFRAZKIKI&catid=t009 Kiki]]...
** They're all [[SeriousBusiness artworks]] in their own right too, so don't remove the wrappers!
* Collector's action figures in general; after all, no parent in their right mind would get their child a [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]] or [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Marcus Fenix]] action figure.
* 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.
* Numerous people on Amazon.com have the habit of complaining that the "High Grade" Franchise/{{Godzilla}} figurines made by Bandai are "too small for children" or how they have to "put the figurines together with too many small parts that kids can lose" or something similar. Never mind the fact that said "High Grade" figurines are meant to be ''collectible'' figurines for G-Fans to, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin collect]] and put on display on shelves ''NOT'' for children to play with.
* Three out of the four ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies are R-rated, all are violent and scary ... yet it inspired Terminator Toys/{{Minimates}}.
* Burger King's "Kids' Club" meals included toys based on the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' film ''New Moon'' . . . which was rated PG-13 and not aimed at younger kids at ''all.''
* Little kids like stuffed dolls, right? Behold, the Film/{{Ch|ildsPlay}}ucky [[http://www.amazon.com/2012-Bride-Chucky-CHUCKY-PLUSH/dp/B004J5BV78/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1340639490&sr=1-1&keywords=chucky+doll+good+guy+doll doll]]
* While ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is definitely for kids, a ''lot'' of the merchandise is made specifically to appeal to the PeripheryDemographic, with quality and price to match. The 2013 comic-con exclusive DJ PON-3 figure actually had a disclaimer on the box stating that it was made specifically to be a collectible figure and not a toy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/AnEpicComic'' at first, it looks like a mere kids' comic book with kid-friendly iconic villains. However, later on, it introduces characters from really raunchy franchises, violent video games with people blowing up with blood everywhere, and even the Nostalgia Critic.
* ''Webcomic/LasLindas'' is passable as a kiddy looking comic. Bright colors, animal people...and then you get to [[http://laslindas.katbox.net/comic/cooking-up-a-plan/ page 5...]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' contains gorgeous art of furry cat people with often enormous and adorable kitty eyes (the author admits she was influenced by Disney films like ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' as a child)- and they earn their keep by bootlegging, people-hacking, and general classy dirty-handedness. Even the cutest member of the cast turns out to be one of the craziest.
* Several posters in the Giant In The Playground forums were offended by sexual content in a recent ''[[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.
* The creators of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' did [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/7/23/san-diego-sketchbook-adult-content/ a sketch]] about the possibility of children reading their work. [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/6/17/ Elsewhere]], they mention being invited to a school to give a class on drawing -- they went, and enjoyed it, but they made damn sure to cut the URL from the make-your-own-comic templates that they handed out.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' may seem innocuous- it's a webcomic about four kids playing a videogame, after all. But that's only if you overlook the frequent and creative usage of very foul language (Karkat Vantas is the best example of this), high violence, the repeated sexual references and jokes, and occasional mild nudity. Not to mention the abstruse subject matter, characters, and plot details.
* The authors of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/info/newreader.php felt it necessary to explain the comic is for older teens and up.]] For readers who skip the New Reader page, the blatant FanService is probably a clue.
* WebComic/{{Jix}} is about a blue furry alien, but has mild cussing and various comics filled with copious amounts of cartoony gore...and partial nudity from time to time from the human character.
* ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'': Since it's about a girl who finds a talking raccoon, it must be for little kids, right? [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2008/10/30/a-lesson-for-life/ Only]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2008/11/17/negotiating-methods/ if you]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/01/15/0025-an-overdue-visit/ ignore]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/02/02/0030-naypyidaw-sector-1/ all the]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/02/19/0035-reliable-sources/ early]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/02/23/0036-latest-issue/ clues]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}'': It's a series about cute, fluffy [[FunnyAnimal talking animals]] like squirrels and rabbits... which involves bloody warfare, racism (speciesism?), [[KnightTemplar religious intolerance]], MindRape, and not a little [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre innuendo]].
* A lot of parents seem to think that because it is a musical, ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' is perfectly fine for small children. Considering that it's centered around a villain's StartOfDarkness and it sports lyrics such as "It's a brand new day, and the sun is high / All the birds are singing that you're gonna die"...yeah. A lot of it probably goes over the kiddies' heads anyway (one would hope), but still...
** Not to mention the "the hammer is my penis" line.
** Creator/FeliciaDay mentions in the commentary ([[WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical not that one]]) a fan who wrote to tell her "my nine-year-old daughter loved you in this...until Act 3."
* Music/DoctorSteel's "The Dr. Steel Show" segments were formatted in the manner of a kids TV show, but his line of toys ("Buzzsaw Babies", "Rabies Babies", "Polly Pukes-A-Lot", etc.) are obviously not all that kid-friendly. Unless you have really warped kids.
** He also had a song on one of his albums, ostensibly the theme song for a cartoon show, called "Smoky the Kid-Loving Trout".
* "Teen idol" pop music is popular with ten-year old girls. Consider how many songs in that genre are about sex.
** There are ten-year-old girls who are fans of the song [[WebVideo/TheGuild "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar"]]. You know, that song that's pretty much about cybersex.
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. Always starts out innocent and cute, with colorful WoodlandCreatures having innocent fun. [[ArtStyleDissonance And then]] [[KillEmAll the killing]] [[BodyHorror starts]].
** To make it worse, Website/YouTube uses the TV Parental Guidelines and Happy Tree Friends got a TV-Y rating, meaning it's allegedly suitable for even the smallest 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, and nearly all of it is saddled with that rating. 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.
* Dave Granlund [[http://davegranlund.com/cartoons/2010/10/01/what-really-scares-kids/ shares]] with viewers the OpenSecret (MoralGuardians are only ones still LockedOutOfTheLoop) about what ''really'' scares the crap out of kids.
* ''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.
* You'd think that since Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses reviewers often review children and family films and entertainment that it'd be appropriate for children. You'd be wrong. Even [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] (the "tamest" of them all) shows comics featuring gore, sexual innuendo, drug use, and fanservice (though to be fair, he is criticizing these scenes).
** On an August 2011 edition of his Radio Dead Air Internet radio program, TGWTG contributor [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] recounted the story of WebVideo/PushingUpRoses receiving an angry letter from a parent which admonished her for using "foul language" in her videos because "children watch them". Nash was rather noticeably furious while recounting this, noting that That Guy with the Glasses is ''not'' a site for children (and that he hosts a show titled ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou''). The reaction from his stream's chat was similarly astounded and angry, especially because the letter was sent to Roses, who rarely uses profanity in her videos.
* Many religious websites are family-friendly, although Website/JesusIsSavior is decidedly not. Designed to ScareEmStraight, grotesque imagery, anti-homosexual propaganda, ParanoiaFuel and surprisingly strong language for a religious site (Music/SelenaGomez of all people is described as a "whore-brat") abound.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNqEQm91VoA Mario Plush Forever]], [[MarioPlushForever a plush series on Machinima]]. The name and the introduction of each episode makes it sound like it's just a kid friendly show, but you'll get to the first episode, which involves a curse that makes people have uncontrollable farts ... and turn into mindless demons! The first few episodes aren't too graphic, but once you get to Episode 10, [[spoiler:things start getting graphic to the point where the director is putting a viewer discretion warning before each episode.]]
* Don't be fooled by the first two minutes of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C_HReR_McQ Don't Hug Me I'm Scared]]. It looks like a ''Series/SesameStreet'' clone at first but there's a reason [[SugarApocalypse it's]] called that.
* The original ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' cartoons have shades of this. Ironically the series made in onto a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} network, though even than it was dark compared to the others.
** To a greater extent, Creator/AmyWinfrey's other work, ''WebAnimation/BigBunny''. It has pets getting eaten, a zombie bluebird eating a girl's eyeball as she watches and inaudibly screams in horror, a squirrel hosting a NastyParty and turning the remains of the victims into pies, use of the words "hell" and "bastard" (although in the literal sense), and a man getting his hand bit off [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext by his left pocket]]. All with blood. Who knows how Making Fiends would have ended up if Nickelodeon hadn't stepped in at the middle of its first season.
* 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".
* Several LetsPlay videos of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' fall into this territory. ''Minecraft'' itself is an all-ages game, but the commentary on it is generally unsuitable for kids for several LP groups such as the ''Minecraft'' series made by [[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries the Yogscast]] or [[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Achievement Hunter]]. The creations and skin system also fall into this to an extent, as you can build anything or have your character appear as pretty much anything.
** Really, most LetsPlays for games aimed at children will have at least some element of this, because the players are almost always late teens/adults who mostly play more mature games, and therefore expect a more mature audience.
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* Several stories on Website/NotAlwaysRight show that some parents believe "animation" automatically equals "suitable for children."
** Ditto films about "superheroes" (read: ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'') or fairy tales (''Film/PansLabyrinth'').
** For everything said on [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the sister page]] about people in an adult PeripheryDemographic who can't accept that some of the shows they like are for kids and will remain that way, it's worth noting that it cuts from both ends. You also have some MoralGuardians who see every show that isn't "kid-friendly" as an attack on children, rather than just for a different demographic.
* A picture book for adults parodies "Goodnight Moon"-type children's books, and real parents' frustrations with children refusing to sleep; under the title "Literature/GoTheFuckToSleep." (It's got cute illustrations of a mom and baby tiger.)
** Even funnier is the story one Amazon reviewer tells: she bought this book, and in her absence her husband picked it up, thought it was a children's book, and read it to their little son, censoring out all the bad words. ''It's now their son's favorite bedtime book.''
** You can watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8MUI6DF7uI here,]] as narrated by Creator/SamuelLJackson.
** This example turned into a Subversion, though, when the author of ''Go the Fuck to Sleep'' released an amended version with all the bad words changed, so parents and little ones can enjoy it together.
* Several Halloween costumes that many parents would not want little kids to be wearing. Note: only costumes that can be bought in a store by a parent count. Handmade costumes do not count and neither do generic zombie or ax murderer costumes.
** [[http://www.halloweencostumes.com/deluxe-child-freddy-krueger-sweater.html Freddy Krueger]] and [[http://www.halloweencostumes.com/deluxe-child-jason-horror-costume.html Jason Voorhees.]] Hope the kid with the Jason costume doesn't role play with his mom who bought him 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.
** [[http://www.mypartyplanner.com/products/texas-chainsaw-massacre-leatherface-child-halloween-costume.html A Leather Face costume, really?]]
** And any number of [[SexyWhateverOutfit "sexy" [fill in the blank] costumes]] marketed towards and sized for ''[[{{Squick}} preteen girls]]''
* 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/MileyCyrus and Music/TheJonasBrothers, 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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