BBC defends ISIS-style beheading in 'terrorist toast' cartoon (VIDEO)
'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:
Jesus christ on a bike ooglies is not promoting isis style violence by cutting the top off a boiled egg! Lmao stupid woman complaining.— Lana Napier (@alpacaaa23) December 10, 2015
Someone has reported Ooglies to offcom for the ISIS style execution. The country has gone insane pic.twitter.com/2qy17f3n1L— Unobtainabelle (@unobtainabelle) December 9, 2015
geez. The Ooglies. funny children (and some) animation from 2012. furthest away from politics.... https://t.co/KasKkHbaaO— kriszta satori (@fulelo) December 10, 2015
“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.