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TV Show Faces Backlash After Naked Adults Are Asked Questions By Kids

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TV Show Faces Backlash After Naked Adults Are Asked Questions By Kids

A kids' TV show has been met with a bit of a backlash in Holland after it featured naked adults answering questions about the human body.

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A trailer for Simply Naked, which is set to air on public broadcaster NTR, shows a group of adults whipping off their robes in front of an audience of kids aged between 10 and 12, Dutch News reports.

The youngsters are then encouraged to ask the adults questions about their bodies and how comfortable they feel in their own skin.

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Credit: NTR
Credit: NTR

The show's producers say there are no questions related to sex and that it is up to parents to decide if it's appropriate for their kids to watch.

TV presenter Edson da Graça told NOS: "The aim is to teach children that each and every body is different and that not all bodies are perfect."

However, it's been slammed by some who think it's inappropriate.

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Politicians have also got involved, with MP Tunahan Kuzu calling the programme 'ridiculous' and urging his Twitter followers to complain to the broadcaster about the show.

Credit: NTR
Credit: NTR

While Thierry Baudet, leader of the FvD party said Simply Naked 'comes close to promoting paedophilia' and branded it as 'disgusting'.

When shown to Dutch kids the show has had a mixed reaction, with one youngster saying 'this isn't the show I need to see' but another adding 'it's good to know that other people worry about the same things too'.

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Elsbeth Reitzema from the Rutgers sexual health foundation, which helped develop the series, said Photoshopped and 'semi-pornographic' images kids see every day could give them a distorted idea about real bodies and how people actually look.

She believes the series could give parents a good opportunity to talk to these issues with their children.

Credit: NTR
Credit: NTR

A NTR spokesperson told Dutch News: "The children knew exactly what was going to happen and they could say how they felt during the programme at any time. We had expected a bit of a ruckus.

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"Not everyone will think this is for children and that's OK. It's up to the parents to decide if their children can watch."

The show is set to air on 21 March on NTR.

Featured Image Credit: NTR

Topics: World News, TV and Film

Claire Reid
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