Show Dogs under fire for scene which 'grooms children for sexual abuse'

Rottweiler groping in family comedy normalises ‘unwanted genital touching to its child audience’, according to US’s National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Show Dogs, a new family comedy about a police hound who goes undercover to infiltrate a dog show, has come in for criticism over a scene which some feel sends a troubling message to impressionable audiences.

In a statement on Tuesday, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) says a scene in which Max (voiced by the actor-rapper Ludacris) is instructed to put his discomfort over genital groping to one side and instead “go to a zen place” sends “a troubling message that grooms children for sexual abuse”.

“This is letting a movie of funny cartoon dogs teach our kids that hey, “sometimes ya just gotta let someone molest you”

A kids movie critic explains why this movie “Show Dogs” sends a message about “grooming” & 2 keeps kids from watching#OpChildSafetyhttps://t.co/e5YGSeUWhD

Warning: New Kids Movie ‘Show Dogs’ Grooms Children for Sexual Abuse, Survivors Say https://t.co/8g1SgUxeY9 pic.twitter.com/pxh0m9HIDZ

PSA DO NOT GO TO OR SUPPORT THE MOVIE “Show Dogs”. ***IT NORMALIZES SEXUAL ABUSE*** spread the word, I know many parents who would have no idea because it’s portrayed as kid-friendly & rated PG. This is just not okay. pic.twitter.com/lFbcitd9wg

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Source: theguardian
Show Dogs under fire for scene which 'grooms children for sexual abuse'