Beware of Youtube Videos That Seem Kid-Friendly but Contain ‘Disturbing’ Content

Peppa Pig and Mickey Mouse may seem like safe cartoon companions for your kids, but did you know there are YouTube creators who use the image of your child’s favorite cartoon to create sexualized and disturbing videos?

If you haven’t watched the video yourself, it might not be safe for your kid. On today’s show, Stu talked about the risks of YouTube’s video suggestions. The site auto-plays related videos, so your child could watch a harmless video featuring Mickey Mouse and then get a suggestion for another clip where Mickey does disturbing things.

USA Today reported:

Some [videos] we found were age restricted, meaning they could only be viewed by signing in with a Google account, which is only available to those of 13 and older. If YouTube had identified the videos as adults-only, they should have barred anyone under 18 from viewing.

But others in this genre, with titles like “Joker has trouble braking his c— s–ing habit,” based on the Batman nemesis, “Cedric Rapes Harry,” using footage from one of the films based on the children’s novels, and “YTP Peppa Pig Plays Sexual Games” did not carry any age restriction prompt — meaning users of any age could watch them. One of the worst offenders was a ripoff of the “Let it Go” song from Frozen, with the words changed to sing crudely about a sexual act. This video had nearly 2 million views.

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STU: Yeah. The Facebook Messenger thing you mentioned is scary. They said they've taken as many -- they've tried to eliminate all these problems. They've talked about that.

You have to I think approve anyone from the parents' Facebook page that you allow on with your kids. Which is certainly a --

GLENN: Okay.

STU: A big firewall. But you never know. These things are going to happen. YouTube Kids is an interesting part of this. Have you followed this sort of controversy that's gone on in the past few months?

GLENN: No. By the way, hang on just a second. You might say there's a firewall and you're protecting your kids. Remember, they're not using the information. They'll never sell it or use it for advertising. But they are mapping who your kid is from six to 13. And Facebook will have your entire child's history. That's significant. Having a six-year period where they've poured themselves out into Facebook. They have all that information to market later. Anyway, go ahead.

STU: It's true. YouTube, obviously everybody knows. YouTube is great. What an incredible service YouTube is. It's free video. You can find almost anything.

GLENN: It's great.

STU: And just like anything else with capitalism, and the Internet is a microcosm of capitalism. There is good, and there is bad there. Like, there's incredible information. You can take classes from MIT. And you can do things --

GLENN: It's amazing.

STU: More incredible -- and the upside overwhelmingly outdoes the downside to me. But I mean, of course, it's also a home of ridiculous conspiracy theories. It's a home of people just getting into fights and hurting each other that people watch for entertainment.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: There's a lot of crap on there too. So YouTube decided to -- to form a YouTube Kids app. One of the reasons they did this was because what was happening was, mom and dad, hey, I need to put the kids down for five minutes in front of the TV. You know, go watch this Disney video or whatever silly video is on there. What would happen, is the algorithm over time, they could click on other things. Maybe it was something the parent had watched earlier, right? So they watched something a little edgier, with swears and everything in it. Kids would click on that when their video was done, and it would bring kids into an adult world, which was not what the intention was.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: So they created YouTube Kids, basically to keep all of the adult stuff out. There's only a certain amount of videos that get into YouTube Kids. Again, generally speaking, a good idea.

GLENN: A good idea.

STU: So what happens was, there's a lot of freaking weirdos in the world. A lot of freaking weirdos in the world. And what they were doing was taking beloved children's characters and having them do really twisted weird things.

GLENN: Oh, I've seen this.

STU: People would dress up as princesses and punch people in the face. They would show, hey, Elsa goes to the dentist. And she would be tortured by the dentist in the dentist chair. A clown turns creepy and throws a kid in a washing machine. Like -- and people -- really crude animation where it would be fine for a while and then turn really weird and twist and had wrong. There's a lot of different things --

GLENN: See, this is the problem with -- and there's no brand -- tell me the brand you trust. Tell me the brand that you could put your kids in front of and just walk away.

STU: Yeah. It's -- it's harder and harder to find those, right?

GLENN: Right. Disney Channel used to be that way. I don't trust the Disney Channel. I mean, I'm a long time, you know, advocate of Disney has gone off the rails.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And I don't trust the Disney Channel. I don't trust Nickelodeon. I don't trust certainly MTV or any of the networks like Nickelodeon. What can you put your kids in front of?

And just walk away. There's no brand anymore.

STU: Very little.

Well, and this is the thing. And, for example -- one of my favorite programs that I've brought up before, Peppa Pig. Now, Peppa Pig is this little English pig.

GLENN: There's a lot of those twisted Peppa Pig stuff.

STU: A lot of it is -- because it's very crude animation. So people recreate the animation and are able to have Peppa Pig do all sorts of terrible things. And, you know, YouTube has billions of videos they're going through. They're treated with algorithms. I honestly think they do the best they can to try to get these things to be right. What they find is weird things get popular. Weird things get clicked on. And the algorithm says kids like them. And they become more and more popular.

Now, because of this pushback, YouTube has really now cracked down over the past month and tried to get rid of these. But it's an impossible program.

How can you possibly eliminate them? People just post the same videos under different names, from hundreds of different users. There's no way. Some of these -- some of these accounts have millions of millions of subscribers. Subscribers.

And they were just violent videos with kids in them. Kids bloodied faces because they would get hit. And it was acting. These kids weren't necessarily actually being hurt thank God. But what is that? And so there have been reports of people who believe that this is conditioning from weirdo adults. It's -- it's trying to get them to look at won't things because it pleases the adults. And you see adults in the comments, you know, cheering this on and making all sorts of creepy comments.

And this is a kid's program. So you basically can't, right? I mean, obviously, as parents, we would all sit back and say, it's a terrible idea to sit your kid in front of an i Pad and have them click around while you're not standing right behind them, right? We all know that's bad. But we all know the reality of the world is sometimes --

GLENN: It's happening. It's happening.

STU: -- the kitchen is on fire. Sometimes there's an emergency. Sometimes you're on the phone with your insurance company, and you can't have your kids yelling at each other while you're doing it.

GLENN: Yep.

STU: You know, and it's really hard. One of the reasons -- it's interesting. People bash TV and putting your kid in front of a TV. It's becoming much more of the safe space. Where you throw on -- yeah, you throw on, you know -- even Nick Jr. Or, you might get kind of edgy content there. Some stuff you don't like. Your complaints with Disney -- but your complaints with the Disney Channel are nothing compared to what these kids can stumble in on with some random guy in Croatia --

GLENN: No. Disney Channel.

STU: -- making a video for them.

GLENN: No. Disney Channel I would put on so much faster than just handing them the device and say, yeah, just look on YouTube.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: But they don't watch television.

STU: Yeah, they don't like --

GLENN: Getting my son to watch a television show now. He gets bored with it now. I don't know.

What? They don't watch them that way. He'll watch for -- it's bizarre. You know that thing with the kids, that little kids. The people who opened toys.

STU: Oh, the unboxing stuff? Oh, gosh.

GLENN: That is weird as hell.

STU: And that stuff, even though it's safe for kids largely, creates weird things in them.

I mean, one of the videos -- some of -- my kids would watch occasional videos of these little kids that review toys. They get these cool toys. They play with them in front of the camera.

It's totally innocent, largely. But, like, the kids get the impression that there are other kids out there getting tons of toys sent to them every day to play with. Brand-new toys. Dozens of toys a week.

GLENN: Wow.

STU: And they're like, wait a minute. But Ryan gets those toys. You know, Ryan is some kid -- you know, these -- there's one video, in particular, Ryan's Toys Reviews is a famous one. No knock on Ryan if he happens to be listening as a 6-year-old or whatever he is.

GLENN: Ryan, Stu hates you.

STU: I mean, the family I think is a good family. They like their kid. They made this -- there's nothing wrong with this. But like, they had a video. And I swear they have some deal with McDonald's, in which Ryan is seemingly constantly eating McDonald's in these videos. Which whatever. I have no problem with capitalism like this. You know what, if it's a popular channel, this is a good brand for McDonald's to associate itself with. I love McDonald's as a kid, with or without commercials. Right?

But Ryan takes his little car, he has one of those battery-powered cars. And his parents play like McDonald's with him. They'll pull up to the window. And the window of their house. And they'll put out McDonald's. And he'll drive away with it. And at one point, they made a video about how Ryan was going to drive to McDonald's on his own. Right?

And when that happened, my kids kept asking me, when are we going to be able to drive to McDonald's on our own? The answer is 16 years old. Okay?

(laughter)

But it's putting weird priorities, right?

GLENN: My son --

STU: The same -- one more thing. The same thing we, I think, as adults see other people with their Facebook page and how wonderful their families. And there's never any problems.

GLENN: Yes, yes, yes.

STU: Kids -- wait a minute. You're saying no to me at Toys R Us? I never see anyone say no at Toys R Us. They get everything they want. Why don't I get it?

GLENN: So my son is kind of going through the same thing on -- one of the things that he for a while said he wanted to be. And I was like, no. Was a gamer. But a reviewer of games. And I'm like, no. No.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: No, no, no, no. No, no, no. No. No. If you want to do that on the side and it becomes huge, great. But you're -- no. No.

STU: When you're an adult.

GLENN: When you're an adult, you can think of that. When I'm dead and I don't have to worry about you anymore, fine.

But they watch these -- and it starts with the kids, watching, you know -- you know, opening packages and stuff.

They watch people playing video games.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And I --

STU: I don't understand why you don't just play them.

GLENN: Yeah, I just don't get it.

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GLENN: Why don't you go outside and play in the fresh air, you freak!

On the Basis of Sex. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you probably didn't expect those five words to come out of me this morning. No, that's not my version of a clickbait headline to get you to pay attention — although that probably just happened — but this is the title to the new movie based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Progressives and liberals have been hovering over YouTube like a pack of rabid wolves, anxiously awaiting the first trailer to drop. And — three days — they got their wish. Something in the last few seconds caught my ear. Watch:

Now my first thought after hearing that went something like this: The word "freedom" is literally the fifth frigging word in the first sentence of the First Amendment. It shows up for the second time just two sentences later. How do you screw that up? I always assumed that liberal Hollywood movie makers had never really read the Constitution, but this is just sad.

But my second thought was that maybe they don't consider the Bill of Rights actually part of the Constitution. However, according to the National Constitution Center, the Bill of Rights officially became part of the Constitution — not a separate document — when it was ratified in 1791. This is rather easy to fact check, so there's really no excuse here.

But then I had another thought. Either liberal Hollywood forgot that the Constitution changed in 1791, or they actually prefer the vaguer pre-1791 version of the Constitution where God-given rights can be excluded if the state so pleases. Think about it. The Bill of Rights is the single greatest roadblock to the radical Left's "progress." Do you hate the fact that private gun ownership encourages self reliance and personal freedom? Do you also hate the fact that dissenting views, opinions and speech can't be silenced and crushed? Then the Bill of Rights is a clear and present danger to your agenda. It's enemy number one.

The new Left that is radically moving toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791.

You see, the new Left that is radically moving further toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791. They wish it never happened. The Bill of Rights is a constant reminder that some FREEDOMS can't be given by the government, they're granted by GOD. And that thought — you being aware of that — scares the hell out of them.

Now, it's possible I thought too much into this. It's also possible the screen writer made a simple mistake and thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg was actually born before 1791, figuring it would be a nice tip of the hat to her longevity. I can actually see how you could make that mistake. But it's also possible that this is a sign of the times we live in.

The Bill of Rights is under attack, maybe more now than ever. It's never been more important to let the Constitution of 1791 be our guide, true north and lighthouse.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

How did this slip by?

The Left has been foaming at the mouth waiting for this movie to drop and when the trailer finally hit the interwebs, it ended with an embarrassing factual error about the Constitution.

What will happen when the Titan kneels?

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You can tell that the NFL season is approaching because you can hear the whining from highly-paid athletes as they prepare their kneepads for some kneeling.

In May, the NFL instated a policy that penalizes players who take a knee during the national anthem.

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"A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem," the statement said. "The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."

Tennessee Titan's defensive end Jurrell Casey has decided that he will continue his whining and kneeling.

"I'm going to take my fine," Casey said in an interview. "It is what it is, I ain't going to let them stop me from doing what I want to do. If they want to have these battles between players and organizations, this is the way it's going to be."

Maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics.

He added that "At the end of the day, we got to do a job, but I will continue to use my platform to keep on speaking up."

Yes, he does have a job to do. And that job is playing football. His bosses have made it clear that political activism is not part of the job. Who knows, maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics. There's also Starbucks. They need a self-righteous CEO.

All anyone can talk about right now is Russia and collusion, and for good reason. Special Counsel Robert Mueller just indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for cyber attacks and the hacking of cyber-systems in energy, nuclear, water, and manufacturing sectors which you can read about here.

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The Trump-Russia scandal, in a word, is maniacal. There are many moving parts that are very hard to solve — or simply don't want to be solved. All of these are "mysteries wrapped in an enigma," asserted Glenn on Wednesday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program."



From the curious case of Imran Awan to the hacking of DNC servers to "Russian" meddling in elections via social media, all of these deserve scrutiny.

On today's episode, Glenn examined seven scandals that make up the Russia connection:

  1. Russian operatives who used social media to divide Americans during the 2016 election.
  2. The meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
  3. The Fusion GPS Dossier funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
  4. Voter fraud in Illinois.
  5. Hillary Clinton's emails.
  6. Imran Awan. Awan was an IT staffer for Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who was part of a federal investigation and was arrested on bank fraud charges.
  7. Lastly, the 2016 DNC email leaks.

For the entire explanation, tune into the podcast below:


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When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn Beck argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.

Tribe one is the #Resistance. They are the ones who believe that everything President Trump does is bad. They're also the ones who call for impeachment and who label President Trump a "treasonous traitor" even before a summit with a foreign leader takes place.

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Those, according to Glenn's analysis, include groups like Think Progress, who published an article suggesting that women's rights would be rolled back if the President's SCOTUS nominee is confirmed by the Senate. This tribe also includes progressive talking heads and far Left publications and politicians like The New York Times and Hillary Clinton.

Tribe two are those who defend the President and his actions at all costs. He can do no wrong. These are the people who deny the President's mistakes. They believe the President is a master chess player and everyone else is a pawn in Trump's game.

Both who operate in tribes one and two maintain a "win at all costs" mentality. They don't care what happens as long as their side wins. Glenn calls this a "cult of personality madness."

Tribe three are those who are "free thinkers." These people question the President with boldness and aim for intellectual honesty when evaluating the President's policies and behavior.

Glenn believes tribe one and tribe two are smaller than tribe three.

So, what do all these tribes have to do with Trump and the Russians? Find out in the clip below.

Where do you fall when it comes to Trump and Russia?

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.


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