Children's 'body positivity' TV show raises eyebrows after showing adults stripping down in front of 11 to 13-year-olds.
Kids and teens need to learn about their bodies as they grow up, especially during puberty.
However, an award-winning Danish TV show, Ultra Strips Down, has come under criticism in its attempt to do just that.
The TV show sees adults stripping down completely naked in front of children aged 11 to 13 to promote 'body positivity' and combat body-shaming.
Airing on Danish channel DR Ultra, Ultra Strips Down seeks to break down ideas surrounding conventional body types and processes.
However, not everyone is on board with the idea.
A recent episode of the show sees five adults enter an auditorium while wearing robes, where kids are sitting.
Then, the adults strip naked to show off their bodies before answering questions from the curious kids.
And one of the kids asks:
At what age did you grow hair on the lower part of your body?
Do you consider removing your tattoos?
Meanwhile, a third even goes as far as to ask:
Are you pleased with your private parts?
The show recently won the Best Children's Programme at the Danish TV Festival.
In Denmark, nudity isn't as taboo or sensitive topic as many parts of the world.
However, after a clip of the show went viral, many have complained about the show on social media.
One person said:
The show claims to teach kids about different body types by exposing them to naked adults,
Why? Why are there now so many pushing to destroy children?
The Danish 'children's show, Ultra Strips Down, claims it teaches kids about body types by having ADULTS STRIP NAKED right before their eyes!
The assault on children is real. It's global and intentional.
While a third said:
This is so heartbreaking. What happened to the innocence of childhood?
The show has also received criticism from within Denmark itself.
A leading member of the right-wing Danish People's Party, Peter Skaarup, said the series is 'depraving children.'
However, some netizens have defended the show on social media.
One person responded:
Children have to learn about anatomy at some point. And they are [getting] exposed to far worse via the internet, at much younger ages than this.
The DR Ultra also responded to the criticism, writing:
What a comment… It's educational TV for kids and families who can have a healthy talk about what bodies look like.
Jannick Schow, the Ultra Strips Down host, added:
Perhaps some people are like, 'oh, my God, they are combining nakedness and kids.'
But this has nothing to do with sex. It's about seeing the body as natural, the way kids do.
90 percent of the bodies you see on social media are perfect, but that is not how 90 percent of the world looks.
We have extra fat, or hair, or pimples. We want to show children from an early age that this is fine.