Cartoon Network have been criticized by parents for showing an obscene scene on their television channel.

Social media users- mostly parents and people with a moral conscience- where angry that the satellite television station displayed a photo that portrays nudity.

This development is similar to negative reactions received when Disney's "Star vs the Forces of Evil" aired its first gay scene.

In its defense, the children targeted entertainment platform denied any use of obscene images on its channel, claiming that the picture speculating online is fake.

A statement displayed earlier today on DStv's Facebook page reads:

"We are aware of the justified concern of some of our African viewers regarding what purportedly shows inappropriate content on Cartoon Network.

"We can confirm without hesitation that these images are not authentic and have never been broadcasted or shared on any official Cartoon Network platforms in Africa in any capacity.

"The fake images on social media were not produced by Cartoon Network, and are in no way representative of our goal to provide suitable, age-appropriate entertainment for African children and families."

Please note the statement from Cartoon Network concerning the images that have been making rounds online.

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