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Minnesota Mom Says Porn Popped Up In The Middle Of Children’s Cartoon

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Minnesota woman claims her 3-year-old was watching the cartoon “Caillou” when it suddenly cut to graphic adult content.

Samantha Green says her daughter was watching the show via Comcast On Demand when Green got up to grab some water from the kitchen. When she returned, there was pornography on the TV.

"I saw that instead of Caillou, my daughter was watching full-blown porn," Green told KARE 11. "I froze up for about a second and thought 'Oh my gosh, what is my daughter watching?' I paused the episode, got my daughter out of the room and when I turned it back on, it was the Caillou episode I had ordered."

She says when she called Comcast about the issue,a r epresentative implied she was to blame.

"They suggested that maybe my box was old and that I need to reset my cable box at least once a week in order to prevent it from happening again," she said. "I even asked the customer service rep if there was a manual on steps I needed to do. In my opinion, I should not have to refresh my box at least once a week in order for porn not to show up when I order a show for my 3-year-old daughter."

Green went to Comcast’s Facebook page to make sure other parents knew about this strange procedure so that they could make sure their cable boxes don’t start airing porn.

A representative apologized on Facebook and posted, "I have been unable to duplicate this issue. I have played the episode of that show multiple times pausing it and stopping it and was unable to see any issues with any other feed or another program cutting into it. I am sorry this happened to you and I would hate to lose you as a customer, but I do understand the need to do what's best for your family."

Comcast is apparently uncertain about what caused the glitch.

"Clearly this isn't the type of experience we want our customers to have, and we have apologized to Ms. Green for any inconvenience this may have caused," Comcast said in a statement. "Our engineers are conducting a thorough investigation to determine what may have happened."

Green says her daughter is now curious about the images she saw.

“I don’t know if I can say on TV the answers to the questions that she’s asking me,” she told WDAZ. "I’m hoping it’s something that she’ll get over."

"Even if she only watched 10 seconds, it is 10 seconds more than she has ever received in her whole life," she said. "Maybe I'm only passionate about this because it happened to my kid, and I am hearing firsthand her thoughts on what she saw, but I worry if this happened to my kid and Comcast doesn't know why, what's to stop it from happening to another kid?"

Green plans to cancel her Comcast service and subscribe to something else.

Sources: KARE 11WDAZ