Disney Channel Airs Pornography During Family Movie
When I think of Disney movies, I think of mermaids, talking mice and magical fairy tale endings... not hard-core pornography. That's what a horrified mother of three got when her kids were watching Disney's "Lilo & Stitch" via Dish Network.
Georgie Brown of Fairview, North Carolina recorded the movie for her three kids who adore Stitch and his crazy alien antics. She started the movie for her kids and left the room.
Many parents, including myself, find that Disney movies are a great way to keep the kids busy while working on chores or getting dinner ready. However, in this case... not so much.
About a minute into the recording, the Disney movie dissolved into a pixelated blur, and was suddenly replaced with the sights and sounds of obscene pornography. Hearing sounds that she knew should not be a part of the movie, Georgie raced back into the room to stop the recording, but at that point the damage was done.
Her three-year-old daughter was crying and her five-year-old son covered his ears and ran out of the room. I have no idea what her one-year-old son was thinking, but I'm sure it wasn't good. Brown initially thought that the kids had changed the channel, but discovered that it was part of the recording from Disney Channel.
According to Dish Network's senior manager of corporate communications, John Hall, they are "taking this matter very seriously" and "have engineering groups actively investigating the reports." He continued to explain that Dish "goes to great lengths so that such mistakes do not occur."
Hall told the New York Daily News, "As a matter of long practice, we have strong technical and operational controls in place, including content encryption, to ensure that customers receive content they want and, as importantly, are prevented from seeing content they do not want."
It would seem that instead of satellite or mouse ears, rabbit ears may have been a better method of receiving the TV signal.