If you aren’t familiar with Netflix show Maya the Bee, it’s a popular show for the little ones available on the streaming service.


As the title suggests, the show’s central character is a young bee named Maya, who leaves her hive to explore the world.


She makes friends with numerous other insects and creatures and learns about nature and the world around her on her journey.


So far, so good right?


However, parents were not amused whatsoever when they spotted what appeared to be a PENIS etched on the side of a tree in the animation.



One observant mother spotted the offending image and shared a photo of it on Facebook.


“Please be mindful of what your kids are watching! I did not edit any images whatsoever, this is Maya The Bee, Season One, Episode 35.” Chey Robinson wrote.


“I know I'm not going crazy and I know that something like this shouldn't be in a kids' show whatsoever”.


She added: “I'm extremely disgusted by it, there should be no reason my kids have to see something like this. I don’t know if they’re gonna do something about this or what but there’s no reason why this should be in this show”.



Netflix has since removed this episode but haven’t released a statement about the incident yet, according to The Metro.


In a rather humorous twist, the episode in which the phallic etching appears is called “King Willi”. Perhaps a disgruntled animator found inspiration from this title?


It’s not the first time this particular show has attracted controversy.


The show is based on a German book, comic book series, and animated television series, first written by Waldemar Bonsels and published in 1912.


The author was known for his anti-Semite views and “expressed his approval of Nazi politics against Jews in 1933”.


Do your kids watch this show mums? Let us know.