BBC defends ISIS-style beheading in 'terrorist toast' cartoon (VIDEO)

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A children's programme featuring an 'evil jihadist' beheading an innocent boiled egg is not everyone's idea of funny. Angry parents have criticized the clip for promoting "extreme violence", while BBC claim to be "surprised" audiences were offended by it.

'The Ooglies' cartoon also includes an explosive grape and strawberry jam ‘blood’. Although the clip was first shown in April 2012, the episode called ‘Toast Soldiers 1’ is still available on the BBC iPlayer.

In light of recent events the ‘Islamic State style’ killing is not something parents are comfortable letting their children watch.

Upset mother, Angela Halliwell from South London, said she has complained to Ofcom (the UK's TV and radio regulator) because she feels it will lead kids to “think extreme violence like beheading is normal”, she told The Sun.

Criticism of the episode has divided Twitter opinion. Some users agree the show went too far and some argue people are too sensitve: 

“Ooglies is a popular slapstick comedy series that depicts all sorts of food getting into scrapes with each other. This clip involving a boiled egg and toast is no different and we would be surprised if our audiences read anything more into it", a spokesperson for the BBC told i100.co.uk.