YouTube clips depicting characters from kids’ TV show Peppa Pig as gangsters are traumatising young kids.
Furious parents found them alongside official clips on a YouTube app for youngsters, reports The Sun.
The app has been flooded with mock animations of Peppa chasing characters with knives and guns and even setting a house on fire.
One horrified mum said: “I thought I could safely let my three-year-old watch Peppa Pig on YouTube Kids.
“But when I looked over his shoulder I saw a terrifying witch abducting George.
“The whole video was vile.”
The Sun on Sunday found it took a child aged three just minutes to find the videos, even though parental settings were set to content for pre-school kids.
A smoking, knife-toting “gangster” pig threatens the fairy princess from kids’ favourite Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.
A separate video sees Peppa flying a kite with cartoon character Masha when a terrifying clown armed with a knife swoops down, puts Masha in a cage and carries her off.
Another video sees Peppa and George vandalising a building and vehicle.
While the videos may not necessarily be targeted at kids, it certainly doesn’t take much to stumble upon them after a quick search.
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