An angry mum has blasted a BBC cartoon that shows a toast soldier beheading an egg.
The episode of Bafta-winning CBBC show The OOglies, shows a bread soldier, who is smeared in red jam after being shot throwing an exploding grape that blows up his enemy. In the confusion that follows, an animated egg’s head is cut off – apparently reminiscent of brutal ISIS style decapitations.
The clip has been criticised by mother Angela Halliwell, 35, of Tooting, South London, who has complained to Ofcom saying, “Kids could think extreme violence like beheading is normal.”
The one-minute clip was originally aired in April 2012 but is still available on the iPlayer. A BBC spokesperson told The Mail Online:
There are no plans to remove the episode from the website. 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.
The animated series which involves everyday household objects coming to life won the British Academy Children’s Award last month for ‘Short Form’, and has been on the Beeb for over six years.