Denmark has released a children’s TV show about a man with a giant penis – and it’s been getting mixed reviews.
John Dillermand is an animated series aimed at four-to-eight-year-olds which chronicles the life of a man who has “the world’s longest penis”.
Audiences of the animation series first 13 episodes, aired by public broadcaster DR on January 2nd. The show follows the trials and tribulations of Mr Dillermand (Danish for penis-man) as he struggles with an often out-of-control, over-sized organ that gets him into trouble but it can also be used as a force for good and he saves the day by rescuing babies, hoisting a flag and using it to catch fish when he forgets his rod.
Danish author Anne Lise Marstrand-Jorgensen questioned whether the concept of a man who can’t control his penis was the way forward for informing future generations.
She wrote: “Is this really the message we want to send to children while we are in the middle of a huge #MeToo wave?
But broadcaster DR said in a Facebook post: “We think it’s important to be able to tell stories about bodies.
“In the series, we recognise (young children’s) growing curiosity about their bodies and genitals, as well as embarrassment and pleasure in the body.”
Being hung like horse has one huge advantage for children’s programmes, according to education expert Sophie Munster.
She told news agency AFP: “The debate is from an adult perspective, in which the long penis is sexualised. Children have a different perspective.
“The size of the penis is exaggerated so much, children realise it’s a joke.”
And so the age-old question is finally answered; size does matter but only for comic effect.