Porn played on Disney Channel in N.J.

Cable operator Comcast is investigating how hardcore pornography was broadcast during a popular cartoon program on the Disney Channel.

Customer Paul Dunleavy would also like to know. He was stunned Tuesday morning to find his 5-year-old son watching something other than "Handy Manny," a cartoon about a bilingual Latino handyman and his talking tools. "It was two people doing their thing, it was full-on and it was disgusting," the Middletown father of three told The New York Daily News for Wednesday newspapers. "I couldn't believe it."

Fred DeAndrea, a spokesman for Philadelphia-based Comcast, confirmed the programming error occurred around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. He described it as an "isolated issue in a local New Jersey facility."

"We automatically detected the issue and it was corrected promptly. We apologize to any customer who experienced an issue yesterday morning," said DeAndrea, who said the mistake was made by his company, not Disney. DeAndrea declined to provide the duration of the pornography broadcast, how many homes it reached, how the mistake happened and whether anyone will be disciplined for the X-rated error.

"My son was extremely upset because he thought he'd done something wrong," Dunleavy said, "and we're hoping what he saw doesn't become an issue for him."

News source: Philly.com

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Serves the parent right for allowing the kids to watch non-stop sh*te on TV these days......porn not included in that obviously! lol

And I really bet that it was him who acctually phoned Disney/Comcast about porn being on......wonder how many blokes were acctually stuck to the TV at that time of the morning lol

ChocIST

"We automatically detected the issue and it was corrected promptly. We apologize to any customer who experienced an issue yesterday morning," said DeAndrea, who said the mistake was made by his company, not Disney.

Automatically? You've got to be kiddin' me... :nuts:

This generated a decent amount of lulz.

And another thing, why the hell would you want to watch something like "Handy Manny"? Cartoons have most certainly gone downhill......

They are probably going to get sued by some retard wanting to make money which should be ashamed of himself.

LOLUDE TINGEL!!! I'm never having sex. You should all try budding. It's more effective and you get octuplets+ every time!

I'm glad that they've taken the measure to correct the problem. The next thing I'm hoping is that the people who did this would get punished. The thing is that these act of non-compliance to the most basic "Law of Life" is the worst violation in it's class. It is something that's not intended to be made publicly enjoyable and that is why exactly, that people in their right mind, would see this as disgusting and so complain about it. Moreover, it's on the children's channel. Definitely it's not the right way to teach sex to kids.

About this, it is not even fine to be posted anywhere for anyone the married performer couple to see and enjoy. However, a lot of other people just don't see the result of following the law and rules written in the "Book of Life". I tell you, it's a lot more beautiful and enjoyable than the temporary beauty and enjoyment things like these provide.

So then, I commend the people who made the correction to the problem. Hope things like this could be prevented so that it would never happen again in the future. Now for the next thing to do: clean-out porn from this world (I know it's not possible but having a vision and act on it locally around myself is a start, right?)

MY

Admin/mod: Feel free to edit/delete this, but I stand firm on my opinion as it is based on a solid ground.

illz55 said,
How exactly is watching sex worse than having sex?

Well you're not participating for one thing. Although if the porn was as "disgusting" as the father claims, it might not be a disadvantage at all.

illz55 said,
How exactly is watching sex worse than having sex?

I'm not saying that it's worse than having sex, no. Having sex is just fine, if you go by the rules written in the "Book of Life". However, watching and making the act publicized is NOT. It's not the right thing to do.

Since the world was introduced to sin, this sex is one that has two sides: bad and good. It is good for marriage because we can create a family through having sex and of course, a closer bond with our life partner. Even then, it could become a bad thing if we view it from the world's point of view.

"Why?" you ask? That's because it will lead to more problematic things and events to happen. Lust and greed for example (that's usually part of having sex). It could become bad if you don't control these things outside of marriage. I'm sure I don't have to explain this, but the worst case scenario could come to causing harm to each other.

Now, in this case, it is right for the consumer to complain and the service provider to correct the problem. They, who were in their right mind, want to protect their kids from these bad things. It's true that this won't harm them directly, but since kids are building up their knowledge on life and if they think these things are just fine, then the outcome could be bad for their surroundings.

So, it is the parents obligation to teach them the right thing about sex at the right time. It is not the thing that TV stations should broadcast and make others learn from it. That's a big NO.

Kids usually felt like it's time to know and sometimes they feel like they know already. I was one of those, but then my parents teach me slowly about it as I was growing and so what I thought I already knew everything is nothing at all actually.

I could go on and on about this, however, the discussion could become off-topic from the discussion of this news. There are a lot of other factors involved and this could lead into another discussion by itself.

myoujinyahiko said,

I'm not saying that it's worse than having sex, no. Having sex is just fine, if you go by the rules written in the "Book of Life". However, watching and making the act publicized is NOT. It's not the right thing to do.

Since the world was introduced to sin, this sex is one that has two sides: bad and good. It is good for marriage because we can create a family through having sex and of course, a closer bond with our life partner. Even then, it could become a bad thing if we view it from the world's point of view.

"Why?" you ask? That's because it will lead to more problematic things and events to happen. Lust and greed for example (that's usually part of having sex). It could become bad if you don't control these things outside of marriage. I'm sure I don't have to explain this, but the worst case scenario could come to causing harm to each other.

Now, in this case, it is right for the consumer to complain and the service provider to correct the problem. They, who were in their right mind, want to protect their kids from these bad things. It's true that this won't harm them directly, but since kids are building up their knowledge on life and if they think these things are just fine, then the outcome could be bad for their surroundings.

So, it is the parents obligation to teach them the right thing about sex at the right time. It is not the thing that TV stations should broadcast and make others learn from it. That's a big NO.

Kids usually felt like it's time to know and sometimes they feel like they know already. I was one of those, but then my parents teach me slowly about it as I was growing and so what I thought I already knew everything is nothing at all actually.

I could go on and on about this, however, the discussion could become off-topic from the discussion of this news. There are a lot of other factors involved and this could lead into another discussion by itself.

You keep spewing out this crap about the book of life like you're some preacher. Sex happens. Kids find out about it. The world doesn't stop everytime something like this happens, and pornography isn't hellspawn. If the kids end up messed up, it's, as someone said above, the parents fault for not talking to them about it. If, somehow, the TV got up and molested the children it would be a different story, however, humans are strong enough to deal with a few images on the screen that they will forget in a matter of days if people don't constantly remind them of it.

On a side note to reply to your side note, lust and greed, also happen. You can't prevent this. Humans are naturally selfish and greedy, and they obey the laws of nature and succumb to lust and desire just like every animal in the entire world does. I'm sure there's people who have sex just to make children, and I pity them. If you shelter everybody from nudity, sex, violence, and everything else, it causes a certain amount of repression, which causes them to explode later on in life. If you knew ANYTHING about history, or anything at all about the times governments have tried to ban anything people like, you would understand this completely.

Very few people have read or even heard of the Book of life, and even less people give a **** about what it says. I, for one, don't. If I get the desire to have sex, I will. If some employee who's been given the shaft for 5 years working for the same company and decides to get back at them by playing a porno during a cartoon, well, tough luck. It happens, apparently. If we aren't strong enough to work through a minor incident such as this, we don't deserve to even be here. And, you sir, should stop telling people what's good, what's bad, and what we can and can't do.

myoujinyahiko said,

I'm not saying that it's worse than having sex, no. Having sex is just fine, if you go by the rules written in the "Book of Life". However, watching and making the act publicized is NOT. It's not the right thing to do.

Since the world was introduced to sin, this sex is one that has two sides: bad and good. It is good for marriage because we can create a family through having sex and of course, a closer bond with our life partner. Even then, it could become a bad thing if we view it from the world's point of view.

"Why?" you ask? That's because it will lead to more problematic things and events to happen. Lust and greed for example (that's usually part of having sex). It could become bad if you don't control these things outside of marriage. I'm sure I don't have to explain this, but the worst case scenario could come to causing harm to each other.

Now, in this case, it is right for the consumer to complain and the service provider to correct the problem. They, who were in their right mind, want to protect their kids from these bad things. It's true that this won't harm them directly, but since kids are building up their knowledge on life and if they think these things are just fine, then the outcome could be bad for their surroundings.

So, it is the parents obligation to teach them the right thing about sex at the right time. It is not the thing that TV stations should broadcast and make others learn from it. That's a big NO.

Kids usually felt like it's time to know and sometimes they feel like they know already. I was one of those, but then my parents teach me slowly about it as I was growing and so what I thought I already knew everything is nothing at all actually.

I could go on and on about this, however, the discussion could become off-topic from the discussion of this news. There are a lot of other factors involved and this could lead into another discussion by itself.

I know this is a waste of my breath and time, but I'll comment anyways...

The kid seeing a few minutes of porn in his life will not do him any harm... The greatest harm that kid will receive is the constant hiding of sex with the little discussion the average parents likes to give to their child. The average parent only wants to discuss sex as far as reasons not to do it and the dangers. Parents don't discuss the joys of sex with their kids nor do they discuss the benefits of pleasure for both partners. The list goes on, but the end result is the same.

In my honest opinion sex cannot enhance any relationship, be it marriage or otherwise, unless it is something that is shared equally between both parties in the relationship, like anything else in the relationship. Sex in our "protectionist" society attempts to sweep it under the rug rather than discuss it. That only leads us to couples thinking sex starts when the man's penis is erect and ends when he shoots his load in her about 90 seconds later. No wonder cheating is so common! If sex is all about the male ejaculation that can come from any woman and probably feel pretty much the same. Sex is, like everything else in the relationship, about the experience more so than about the ejaculation.

If parents taught their kids sex openly and taught their sons to understand and respect the female portion of sex. If parents taught their kids how to make sex wonderful for both partners in a relationship things would be a lot different. THEN sex would be special to a couple as the experience would be THEIRS. It wouldn't be something that could be replaced with prostitute or something else, because it is more than just the guy ejaculating.

Parents like you only seeking to hide sex from your kids and willing to only go as far as telling them "sex is for marriage" is doing your kids and their relationship the biggest disservice I could imagine. As I said, no wonder cheating is so commonplace...

Does anyone know the duration at which the porn was broadcast? I know the article says the official delined to state a duration, but someone had to notice this.

If it was just a few seconds, it wouldn't be that big of a deal. You wonder what the hell that was, but I doubt you'd be able to tell it was a porn if it was just an intermittent 2 or 3 seconds.

However, if it was a good 15 minutes, thats long enough to get the VCR our of the closet and record a portion of it. Although it was at 930am and probably not many people watch the disney channel except for little kiddos, it would be some funny sh*t to see someone post their f*ckup on youtube.

Also, why the hell does it seem like this happens only on the worst possible channel? I mean, hell... if this happened on ComedyCentral or SpikeTV (or the other channels guys usually watch) and you wouldn't get complaints, you'd get compliments. I seem to remember hearing about this happening before on the Disney Channel or some other kiddy channel.

> "It was two people doing their thing, it was full-on and it was disgusting," the Middletown father of three told The New York Daily News [...]

Yeah, that's disgusting alright. He would never be caught doing that sort of thing...

Oh, wait, he's a father of three?

"and we're hoping what he saw doesn't become an issue for him."
But it has become an issue for you.

Parents way to easily offended these days.

ok here's my take on it since in the states anybody can sue anybody for as little giving someone the wrong change back (it's a joke) i'd say that there was no error on comcast broadcast, i'm willing to bet any money that he's going to try to sue comcast and make a quick buck when in fact he forgot a porn in the DVD and the kid hit the wrong button on the remote and started the movie

that's my 2 cents

You forgot to mention this:

"We automatically detected the issue and it was corrected promptly. We apologize to any customer who experienced an issue yesterday morning," said DeAndrea, who said the mistake was made by his company, not Disney. DeAndrea declined to provide the duration of the pornography broadcast, how many homes it reached, how the mistake happened and whether anyone will be disciplined for the X-rated error.

Did you even read the article? They admitted it was them and not Disney or anyone else.

I bet this becomes some huge issue about how the is scarred for life because he saw something his childish mind couldn't comprehend.

I'm sorry, but you have to laugh at the fact that it happened during a show called "Handy Manny" and the show is about a guy and his "talking tools" :laugh:

Little too much of a coincidence

If you're watching a program where people talk to hammers and things, then it changes to people talking while being nailed, what difference does it make?

JoeC said,
If you're watching a program where people talk to hammers and things, then it changes to people talking while being nailed, what difference does it make?

LOL. Excellent comeback. That's a burn.

Ouch, Sorry for the kids that saw that :9

Anyways, Did anyone see that "rescueres down under" or whatever that movie was where for like 3 frames you could see a couple doing it in the window as they flew on by?

Ah, found it ;)

http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/rescuers.htm


and yeah, that wasn't disney's fault, it was the company that provided the show's fault

M2Ys4U said,
18?

That's WAY too late to talk about sex with children.

ahahaha the sentence structure is funny. i know what you mean but how it reads is totally different :D

its not just that 5 is early, pornography is a bad way to teach kids about sex.

people here are being total retards, criticizing a parent for not wanting his 5 year old to be surprised with pornography on the disney channel , you don't have to be a fundamentalist to agree with him

Ryan said,

ahahaha the sentence structure is funny. i know what you mean but how it reads is totally different :D

Rofl, oh dear. Oh dear oh dear. *goes to edit*

"It was two people doing their thing, it was full-on and it was disgusting," the Middletown father...

Uh huh. I'm sure that's exactly how he felt.... as soon as his wife found out.

haha well the porn was probably involving 4P or 5P so... oh wait they did mention about 2 ppl doing their thing, so that should be fun to watch...

but yeah it wont be fun to watch with a 5 year old kid next to him....

I do not think that a 5 year old automatically knows what he is seeing and cries immediately. I think his father actually screamed at him like a madman and made his son cry. What a freak!