The producers of the children’s movie “Show Dogs” have said they are removing two scenes from the film, which, according to some parents, could have been used to promote child grooming and sexual abuse.
“Responding to concerns raised by moviegoers and some specific organizations, Global Road Entertainment has decided to remove two scenes from the film SHOW DOGS that some have deemed not appropriate for children,” the production company wrote on Facebook this week.
In the film, which is about police dogs and their human partners uncovering crime, the main canine character, Max, has to have his private parts inspected as part of a competition for show dogs. In order to get the dog used to being touched there, his human parter Frank makes many attempts to touch that area.
Terina Maldonado, who writes for the Macaroni Kid blog that reviews content aimed at families, objected to the controversial scenes.
Summarizing the scenes, Maldonado said: “The day of the finals come and if Max doesn’t let his private parts be touched, he may lose the competition and any hope of finding the kidnapped panda. It all rests on his ability to let someone touch his private parts. The judge’s hands slowly reach behind Max and he goes to his ‘Zen place.’ He’s flying through the sky, dancing with his partner, there are fireworks and flowers — everything is great — all while someone is touching his private parts.”
She said she kept thinking after watching the film, “This is wrong, it doesn’t need to be in a kids movie. Everything else in the movie is good fun except for this.”
Maldonado added that she felt very strongly about such material, since she is a survivor of child abuse. She accused the movie of promoting a very dark message and of looking “to groom children to be open to having people touch their privates, even though they don’t want it.”
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Source: Christian Post