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->"''When parents give ''{{ComicBook/Maus}}'', my book about [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust 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 funny.

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. Heaven forbid you especially if you come across [[Literature/ReynardTheFox medieval Dutch animal fables]]. The amount of sex (which includes rape), blasphemy, extreme violence and glorification of crime will make the most NSFW thing that the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom ever has produced look tame by comparison. 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 a new "in-between" rating "PG-13" was created as a stopgap between PG and R (which restricts audiences to 17 and older), and yet today parents take their kindergartners to PG-13 movies anyway, due to there being no official age restriction, even though today's PG-13 allows levels of sexual and violent content of greater extreme than when the rating was introduced.

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. 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 they will often love the film for showing those themes since they never saw anything that handled those themes before.

On this trope page, please list only things that have been ''commonly mistaken as being for kids''. If it ''was'' meant for kids despite still having inappropriate content, then 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.

* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/AnimeAndManga
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/ComicBooks
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/AnimatedFilms Films – Animation]]
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/LiveActionFilms Films – Live-Action]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/{{Literature}}
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/LiveActionTV
** ''WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/StarTrek''
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/{{Music}}
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/VideoGames
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/WesternAnimation


[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Many fandoms that are about kid-friendly media have many fanworks that would be kid-'''unfriendly''', especially if [[PeripheryDemographic there are a high amount of older fans]]. Examples include [[DarkFic Dark Fics]], sexually explicit material, [[SirSwearsALot profanity-littered works]], and anything that's mature for kids.
** Worst of all, most of them have [[CoversAlwaysLie covers that look like they're kid-friendly]], which can lure kids into something they're not supposed to see, even with an M rating.
** Fandoms that are infamous for these include ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog''.
* ''Agony in Pink'', despite being based on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', is a DarkFic with {{Gorn}}, so it is definitely not suitable for kids.
* Fanon wikias have fan-made episodes of pre-existing series and fan-made original or spinoff shows. Unexpectedly inappropriate episodes and series crop up, and if you're lucky, it'll actually be intentional.
** On the Nick Fanon Wikia, [[http://nickfanon.wikia.com/wiki/SuperSaiyanKirby_Adventures SuperSaiyanKirby Adventures]] presents itself as being a fan-made standard Nickelodeon show, albeit one with a Super Saiyan Kirby as the main character. 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, with several characters having a bone to pick with Creator/NickJr characters, with the main character claiming he got stuck in his SuperMode during the WesternAnimation/{{Dora|TheExplorer}} [[NoodleIncident War]]. Then there's the episode "Web and Brandon's Final Mission", which is directly based off of the "Cupcakes" fanfic.
** Random-ness Wikia has a sitcom named [[http://random-ness.wikia.com/wiki/The_Bunker The Bunker]] as well as [[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.
** [=SpongeBob=] Fan Wikia has [[http://spongefan.wikia.com/wiki/SpongeBob:_Infection SpongeBob: Infection]], but despite it being based on a [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants kids show]], it 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. You have to get through a disclaimer intended for parents that explains the content is 18+ and you have to click "Proceed" in order to read the article...only to be met by a ''much less subtle'' disclaimer at the top of the page explaining again that the content is R rated, summarizing the objectionable content, and making it clear that the admin team on the Wikia only accepts said content under careful consideration.
* Amazingly enough, ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has an InUniverse example in the episode "Home Un-Alone", where Calvin believes that ''Film/ChildsPlay'' is kid-friendly due to its title and the fact that it's rated R for "rainbow".
* Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn often has inappropriately low ratings in order to attract a greater audience, hosting terrifyingly insane works such as ''Silver-furred Secrets''.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' is like the [[Anime/YuGiOh original anime]] if it had Creator/SethMacFarlane as the writer.
* From the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise there's the fanfic ''Fanfic/ZeldasHonor''. The story is anything but kid friendly and gives off a strong ''Literature/GameOfThrones'' vibe, complete with plenty of gore, violence, rape and other strong themes. Young readers thinking it would be okay to read because it deals with a kid-friendly franchise would be sorely mistaken.
* ''Racist Mario'' features your favorite kid-friendly video game characters racing in a cartoon animation! Nevertheless, the plot is that Mario [[{{Gorn}} brutally murders]] non-Nintendo characters, thus being "racist", and there's also censored nudity, sexual references, and swearing.
* Back in the day when it was first released, ''WebAnimation/ResidentEvilMusicals'' used to be criticized for its gore, violence and sex jokes. Many people forgot the series it was parodying was rated M to begin with.
* ''WebAnimation/SonicShorts'' appears kid-friendly due to its cartoony animation and the fact that [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog the series it's based off]] has kid-friendly content. However, some skits inserted have profanity, unrealistic blood, and/or some suggestive content.
** While ''Sonic Shorts'' and many other ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' fan animations are mostly tame, only popping up PG-13 content occasionally, [[https://www.youtube.com/user/MugiMikey MugiMikey]] is much worse. His Sonic fan animations have [[ClusterFBomb frequent F-bombing]], tons of suggestive content, some {{Gorn}}, and caricatures of certain human races all over the place, which makes them more like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Worst of all, '''they appear in Restricted Mode'''. That equals a severe punishment for kids who got fooled by the animations' cartoon look and the fact that they feature their favorite hedgehog.
* ''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 ''Theatre/MeAndMyDick''. Didn't stop some of their younger fans from watching it.


[[folder:Myths & 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. Noah's Ark is often presented as a charming adventure fable for kids. What is a more enduring image in childhood than the animals skipping into the Ark by their appointed twos? But, presented as a children's story, it skips over the inconvenient fact that the reason for the Great Flood was to drown virtually the whole of humanity like rats in a barrel. It ''certainly'' omits the Biblical revelation that the first thing Noah did after finding dry land again--probably perfectly understandably--was to get incapably rat-arsed drunk and pass out.
* 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, [[FaceDeathWithDignity and go surprisingly willingly]]. Plus, a certain character is ''nailed to a cross''... and it all ends with the utter ruin and destruction of the entire world, and most of the people in it, who perish horribly and then go to Hell.
* Myth/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 into the sea), or that Zeus and Hera were both brother and sister and husband and wife, has to be difficult for teachers of twelve-year-old students. Parodied in ''Misleading Cases in the Common Law'', in which a Classics master at a British public (i.e. private) school is charged with providing obscene material to minors.

* The Apocryphal books aren't usually found in Protestant Bibles, but Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians include them in their canons. However, they are no less troubling than the Old Testament:

** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8rcflM9tqE The story of Susanna]]. The video says it's for kids, but a courtroom drama about lust, rape, and defamation that ends in execution is far from a children's story.

** There's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEeDTVIgFgk one for Tobit]], a story about God's providence through the angel Raphael. However, the B plot is about a demon of lust who murders a poor woman's husbands not once, not twice, but ''seven'' times in a row. Very kid-friendly!
** The books of Maccabees -- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZWFHl-4FVQ it has an Animated Hero Classic]] although the beginning of the story where Mattathias murders a fellow Jew ''on an altar'' is not exactly kid-friendly.

No wonder Martin Luther decided to remove them.


[[folder:Pro 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 {{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.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* 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?
** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0emDgJ-L4 Games Workshop commercial]]. Parents probably loved hearing about how their kids read the lore, and found out about such delightful topics as the Dark Eldar. Not to mention the ultra-violence, Catholic Space Nazi "protagonists", constant warfare, and everything about Chaos in general.
* ''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 it's 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://tinyurl.com/lltnyng 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. [...]"

* ''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.
** 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.
** 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 perform 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 ''Theatre/ForbiddenBroadway 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 Creator/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?)
* ''The Eight: The Reindeer Monologues''. Oh so very much. Poor misguided parents, bringing their children into a play chock full of [[ClusterFBomb f-bombs]], discussions of sexual abuse and discriminatory language, all because the cast wears cute little antlers and it's about Rudolph and Santa at Christmas. As [[http://www.artstheatre.com.au/show/thereindeermonologues this Australian venue puts it ]] "Leave the young ones at home with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads."
* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' is a mild example, since the musical has gained large cultural prominence and is a historical lesson on the great Founding Father's life. This may lead some elementary school teachers to take their kids (because it's educational!) The musical actually has several uses of "s--t" in the lyrics, plus some of "f--k". Then there's the whole adultery incident with Maria Reynolds, and the duels... Overall, if musicals had movie ratings[[note]] South Korea is one of the only developed countries that does so[[/note]], Hamilton would get a PG-13[[note]]The multiple [[PrecisionFStrike F-bombs]] might propel it into the realm of R, however.[[/note]]. Needless to say, many teenagers have enjoyed the musical.
* ''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, ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' sequel ''Theatre/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 offers a "Junior" version for school and children's theater groups that drops the second act.
** Like the musical, the only-slightly-softened 2014 Disney film adaptation went through the same thing. What's worse is that Common Sense Media says it's appropriate for '''ten-year-olds'''.
* ''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 behalf of the Jewish cause. A kid kills a (Jewish) 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.
* Many Ticketmaster.com reviews of Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/MichaelJacksonTheIMMORTALWorldTour'' were written by upset parents who believed the "Dangerous" number featuring a bikini-clad acrobat (who used to perform in Cirque's adults-only production ''Zumanity''!) performing a daring pole dance didn't belong in a "family" show. The show was ''not'' marketed to families, but because of Cirque's name above the title and the allegedly family-friendly subject matter, oodles of them went 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 to this day.
* 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 Creator/BobSaget, who hated when people who saw him in ''Series/FullHouse'' occasionally brought kids to his shows.
* Creator/MaraWilson's play ''Sheeple''. It's about a kid trying to get high, get laid, and help his UsefulNotes/{{Satanis|m}}t brother talk a friend out of enlisting in UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror. ''Definitely'' not intended for the same age bracket as the [[Film/MrsDoubtfire movies]] [[Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet that]] [[Film/{{Matilda}} Mara's]] [[Film/ASimpleWish known]] [[Film/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad for]].
* Some toddlers have been taken to see ''Film/KinkyBoots'', and a sensory-friendly Broadway series for children with disabilities featured it. It's about people going to a shoe show, and young children, especially girls, like dressing up, so many parents falsely believe the show could appeal to them. It's actually about a drag queen who has to deal with adult problems at that shoe show...
* Nowadays the Snow Maiden is the granddaughter and companion of Grandfather Frost (the Russian gift-bringer for New Year and Christmas), and practically every film or play involving her is a cheerful sweet fairytale. Unfortunately, not all parents seem to know that [[Theatre/TheSnowMaiden the original play that invented the character as we know her]] and the opera based on said play are [[EndingFatigue really long]], practically every character is morally [[GreyAndGrayMorality very gray]], and both the play and the opera deal with issues like divorce, sexual frigidity, human sacrifice, suicide, and (attempted) rape. Not to mention heaps of symbolism and an extremely depressing ending. [[SarcasmMode Just the thing for a five-year old]].

* 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]] ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Franchise/KamenRider'', and ''SuperSentai''. With most figures hovering around 3,000-8,000 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. To wit, S.H. Figuarts models modeled after adult-oriented shows, like ''Akibaranger'' and ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'', fit this trope ''very'' well.
* As mentioned multiples times [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids/LiveActionFilms 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.
* A rather fanservicey G.E.M. Figure of [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Angewomon]] was banned from being sold in the west by [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Digimon's]] rights holders, and preorders were even cancelled. Why? Because it went against Digimon's "child friendly image". Even though said figure was intended for adult collectors in the PeripheryDemographic and cost over a hundred dollars. Kids wouldn't even be ''seeing'' the figure since it wasn't going to be sold in any retail stores.
* From Germany, here's some [[http://www.parapluesch.de/ plushies with mental illnesses.]] And ''VideoGame/DieAnstalt'', the accompanying Flash game, even gives them backstories that explain the root of their neuroses, which actually increases their [[TheWoobie Woobieness]]. And the game also features numerous themes that would never pass in a kid-friendly work:
** Right from the start, there is a "no nooses" sign in the waiting room where you choose which toy to treat, so we already have a suicide joke and the game's not even started.
** One of the patients, Sly, is a brightly colored toy snake. Sounds like the kind of toy you'd give to a child, but the cause of his issues is revealed to be [[spoiler: that his rattle was emptied out and used to store recreational drugs.]] Because [[spoiler:explicit references to drug use]] are totally appropriate for kids.
** Another patient is Lilo, a hippo with a zipper mouth that can be used as a backpack. And one of the items stored within him is a condom.
* 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 ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', a movie that deals heavily with Heaven and Hell and the oncoming apocalypse and Clown making sex jokes, had various toys marketed towards kids.
* There is a community of artists who make handmade teddy bears, referred to as artist bears, that are made for adult collectors and definitely not children. They are usually made of mohair with glass eyes and either wood or metal joints in the style of pre-World War II teddy bears, and they can cost hundreds of dollars. They are often made with small parts that a little kid could choke on, and also, due to the material, they cannot be put in a washing machine. Artists usually have a label on the tag or cirtificate and on their web site that the bears are not intended for children under 14. On forums dedicated to bear artists and collectors, occasionally someone will post that non-collectors will think they're the same as regular teddy bears that you can buy in a store.
* 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 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.
* Franchise/{{Barbie}} is normally a toy for young children. However, there are many collectible lines meant for people at minimum in their mid teens.
* Not all board games are family friendly and for all aged. Even the ever-popular ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}'' is more suited for older children.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/ASDFMovie'' is popular among older children, thanks to its simple format, SurrealHumor, and unforgettable jokes. However, there's plenty of BlackComedy, LGBT jokes, and sometimes mild profanity.
* ''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.
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. Always starts out innocent and cute, with colorful WoodlandCreatures having innocent fun. [[ArtStyleDissonance And then]] [[KillEmAll the killing]] [[BodyHorror starts]]. Even 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 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 [[AxCrazy Flippy's]] [[ShellShockedVeteran past]], among other things.
* ''WebAnimation/LoboWebseries'': Highly averted because compared to other Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse material, the Lobo webseries is completely not for children under the age of 18 thanks to high amounts of gore, profanity and sexual humor, just like the Lobo comics.
* The original ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' cartoons have shades of this. Ironically the series made in onto a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} network, though even then 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 [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext 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.
* Almost anything made by Creator/RoosterTeeth. Being a group of gamers who enjoy copious amounts of drinking and swear like sailors, it bleeds into their other work, such as Creator/AchievementHunter, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' and the like. Since it disturbs them to see younger fans enjoying these sorts of works, they try to draw them to some of their gentler works such as Game Kids or ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. It got to the point where, after ''RWBY''[='s=] third volume took a turn for the DarkerAndEdgier, they went and created a lighter series called ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi''. Another great example is ''WebAnimation/CampCamp'', which is set in a summer camp, and the main characters are kids which sounds like it would fit well in any other kids' network...if not for the main character dropping an f-bomb, not one minute into the first episode.
* ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' may appear to be a funny cartoon portraying alternate endings of movies and TV shows, including some that kids love, but don't let that fool you. This series sometimes has cursing, violence (in their ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' parody, the witch is shot with a gun) and pop culture jokes that kids wouldn't understand (for example, Bing Bong singing a parody of a song from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub an R-rated movie]] in their ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' parody.)
** The ''Inside Out'', ''Wizard of Oz'', ''Toy Story 3'' and ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' episodes were once playable on the YouTube Kids app until they were removed after an investigation of the app by a parents' group, quite possibly due to a mix-up with the main channel and the [=HISHE=] Kids subchannel. An episode by the creators of the show is also included on a DVD of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', a film targeted at children, which might fool the target audience into thinking that the rest of the show might be appropriate for them.
* Some of the original animated content on ''YouTube Kids'' consists of third party animated cartoons and use iconic characters, mainly from Disney, such as ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'', ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' and ''Disney/{{Moana}}''. However, other characters such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'', ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol'', ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'', ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies'', ''WestenAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'' are also featured. These might look innocent, but in reality, they are not. Most of these videos often show disturbing and graphic material such as blood and are usually loud most of the time due to the unsettling screaming and crying. Many of topics can vary. Examples of these are pooping, peeing, farting, kidnapping, hostage, robbery, animal abuse, injections (often on the buttocks), doing drugs, and even ones that you wouldn't expect such as committing suicide, death, and pregnancy. Most of these videos rank up more than 1 million views. Some of these videos [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids invert the trope]] in that they ''are'' intended for kids to watch: just that "watch" in this case means "[[ShockSite get tricked into watching it]]".
** On that same subject, sometimes YouTube Kids include videos from normal [=YouTubers=] that contain offensive content. Aside from the already mentioned cartoons and ''How It Should Have Ended'', non-kids content on the app has included several episodes of ''Bronies React'', clips from adult-oriented animated shows such as ''Franchise/LoveLive'', ''Anime/OnePunchMan'', ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', several ''[[WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan [=SML=] Movie]]'' episodes [[note]] most notably "Jeffy's Tantrum", which made the news when a kid found it on the app and copied one of the scenes in it.[[/note]], ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' gameplay and [=AMVs=] mashing up kids' shows and adult shows such as ''[[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jm6MpaDeWqw Dragon Maids]]'', ''Yakko, Wakko and Dot Sing The Freaking FCC'', and [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NShgvtEro7I a Bert and Ernie video]] using audio from ''Film/{{Casino}}''. However, most of these have since been removed from the app as YouTube recieves feedback on the app daily from its users.
* In China, the company behind the once-popular comic ''Manhua/LittleCherry'' (AKA Xoyto) made [[http://comic.qq.com/z/xiaoyingtao/donghua.htm Flash shorts (some with English subtitles)]] starring the titular little girl. The shorts have inappropriate elements such as blood, potty jokes, alcohol, death threats, and sexual material, most of them done by the adult characters. The shorts more or less shared stories with the comics, which were probably targeted to adults in the early TurnOfTheMillennium and Xoyto later exclusively catered to children when years later the company produced the TV animated series, using some of the same characters with differences.
* The South Korean web shorts series ''Medical Island'' by Studio Animal may look adorable owing to the very deformed characters, but the show contains brutal gory violence and visible male genitalia.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Despite its simplistic style, its definitely something kids shouldn't watch, mainly due to the adult language. This is even brought up in [='VRcade'=]. The same goes for ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}''.

[[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/AwkwardZombie'' has a cutesy art style, but many of the jokes involve M-rated video games.
* 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/{{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), bloody violence ([[spoiler:Dirk]] rather infamously manages to get decapitated ''more than once''), the repeated sexual references and jokes, and occasional mild nudity. Not to mention the abstruse subject matter, characters, and plot details.
* 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/{{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.
* ''Webcomic/{{Lookism}}'', a seemingly {{Gag|Series}} and FightingSeries. About a fat young man who becomes a {{bishonen}} with a {{heroic build}} when he [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext sleeps]], who still is a nice guy and befriends "loosers" at his new school while a {{bishonen}} and defies the FatBastard and BeautyEqualsGoodness tropes. Has fun characters and lots of color. And… it contains loads [[SmokingIsCool of smoking]], an {{attempted rape}}, a lot of realistic violence, horrifying bullying including forcing victims into ShamefulStrip, a really [[StalkerWithACrush creepy stalker]], and more.
* 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 [[{{Pun}} first-hand experience]] of the activity.
* The creators of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' did [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/07/23/san-diego-sketchbook-adult-content/ a sketch]] about the possibility of children reading their work. [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2005/06/17/the-next-generation1 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.
** [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/05/06/the-young One comic]] is a fictionalized account of Gabe meeting a kindergartener whose favorite game was ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}''. In TheRant [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2013/05/06/kids-and-games for this comic]], he rails against this trope, criticizing parents who buy violent, profanity-filled, and/or scary games for their underage kids just to shut them up.
* ''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]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Twokinds}}'' gets heavily hit with this. Despite NSFW content most parental advisory sites still rate it "kid friendly". The fact that that NSFW content only appears later in the comic may have something to do with that.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', even with the disclaimer at the bottom of its website, gets hit by this because there are people out there that think just because there are stick figures means it's safe for kids. This especially happens with the comic book "xkcd: volume 0".
* ''Blade Under Mask'' is set in a Japanese inspired world inhabited by anthropomorphic bugs and is about Nae, a female mantis becoming a {{geisha}}, who begins to suffer NightmareFuel-induced hallucinations. The art style could be mistaken for aiming it to children, when it really isn't due to scenes like Nae's adopted mother striking her with a bamboo stick, her adopted brother having a threesome with two female moths and her [[ADateWithRosiePalms touching herself]] after that.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Internet and people not putting up ContentWarnings, many web content look kid-friendly with cartoony design and anything familiar to kids, such as [[MatureAnimalStory animals]] and kids' pop media. However, they will mainly contain content suited for teenagers or older... This is common with WebComics, WebAnimation, digital cartoony art, and kids' media reviews done by a foulmouthed adult.
* ''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".
* Someone that stumbles across ZTV might initially think "Oh, it's a cute little newscast with an adorable purple-haired anime girl!" until they watch 30 seconds of it and learn that the "cute girl" is Zone-tan, who is the mascot of a paid hentai site, exceptionally perverted, and foul-mouthed as well. Oh, and she's also a demon that [[GlamourFailure sometimes loses control of her illusionary human form.]]
* 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.]]
* "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.
* Many religious websites are family-friendly, which would lead you to think ''Jesus Is Savior'' would be too. It's not. Instead, the site is designed to ScareEmStraight, with grotesque imagery, anti-homosexual propaganda, ParanoiaFuel and surprisingly strong language being commonplace in there. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement That's all we're gonna say about this subject, by the way]].
* 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.
* 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.
** In a vlog, Doug gets pretty upset with the fact that ten year olds come up to him at cons and say they love his stuff, as he thinks they ''really'' shouldn't be watching him at such a young age.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNqEQm91VoA Mario Plush Forever]], [[Machinima/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 ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared''. It looks like a ''Series/SesameStreet'' clone at first but there's a reason [[SugarApocalypse it's]] called that.
* 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.
* The LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} in general get this very badly, with common complaints being profanity (leading to the meme "X swore in the video and now my child is Y", which promptly overshadowed any serious complaints) and BlackComedy. The fact is that short of LetsPlay/ZoeyProasheck, who is the only one that actively aims for that demographic, plus LetsPlay/InTheLittleWood and the explicitly family-friendly "Conquest" channel, the Yogscast do not aim to be family-friendly in the first place. Even Zoey has her moments by focusing on more LGBTQ-related works and mental health issues (though [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped kids suffer from mental health problems too]]), as well as the odd horror game and a modded version of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. Martyn in turn plays a fair numbers of games that aren't family friendly.
* LetsPlay/CaptainSparklez is a variation. His ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' content, unless he's collaborating with someone else, is mostly family-friendly, with some milder swearwords at worst, but anything ''else'' on his channel, such as ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' or ''VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown'', and you're flat out of luck. Again, he never advertised exclusively for that demographic.
* Creator/SamAndMickey produce StopMotion comedies starring an alcoholic, foul-mouthed, short-tempered, promiscuous Franchise/{{Barbie}} doll, and four illegitimate daughters that she (unsuccessfully) tries to pass off as her "little sisters". The duo often receives comments calling their work too lewd for little girls, prompting them to eventually attach a Parental Advisory warning to the beginning of every video.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmKX6GhRBC8 Prom Night]] is about a young boy who's obsessed with ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' and tries to impress his prom date with trivia involving the franchise. However, despite being based on a family comic, it's actually a song about IntercourseWithYou, and contains mild profanity and many sex-related puns in it.
* ''Welcome to Howler'' is a web series with a cast and crew largely made up of Creator/DisneyChannel and Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} sitcom stars and producers (about half of the cast coming from ''Series/KickinIt''). But it's about college and features tons of drinking and swearing; there's nothing kid friendly about it.
* [=YouTube=] is home to ''many'' unofficial music videos made using plastic toys, from ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' to model horses. Some of them are kid-friendly, and some are even made by kids. However some, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ2Ot-kqpzs this one]], aren't, for reasons ranging from bloody violence to [[IntercourseWithYou questionable]] [[OdeToIntoxication song]] [[MisaimedFandom choices]].
* [=YouTube=] is ''also'' home to many unofficial music videos made by animators each choosing a segment of the video to animate and drawing them largely independently from one-another. The exact rules as to what any given Multi-Animator Project can contain vary wildly, as can what each person chooses to draw, so a segment featuring kittens having a tea party can be suddenly followed by anything from murder to strippers.

* Creator/{{Netflix}} in the UK used to automatically give a G rating to anything that wasn't rated by the BBFC. This included ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'', ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' and even ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. They eventually changed this so that they instead giving generic "ALL", "GUIDANCE", "MATURE" and "ADULT" ratings. (With the shows mentioned getting "GUIDANCE", "MATURE" and "ADULT" ratings, respectively.)
* 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.
* At [=VidCon=] 2016, a game of Funemployed[[note]]A game where you are given cards with statements on them, and must then use those statements as reasons to be hired for a job.[[/note]] was played between LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}}, LetsPlay/JackSepticEye, WebVideo/EmmaBlackery, and Comicstorian. Before the game, Markiplier announced that were not allowed to curse or scream during the game, to the annoyance of the other players. However, the group quickly found out that several cards were less child-friendly than any curses they could have been saying, as the cards mentioned things like "Uncontrollable Libidos" and "Wet Dreams".
* 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.halloweencostumes.com/kids-chucky-costume.html Chucky the murdering doll]]
** [[http://www.caufields.com/childmichaelmyerscostume.aspx 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. [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8061979.stm 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?]]"
* The American cable network 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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