There's a storm brewing in Idaho. It's fueled by the growing frustration among parents over the inappropriate messages we're finding in children's entertainment.

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

This isn't about being old-fashioned or resistant to change. 

Good or bad, most Idaho parents we know believe in teaching their kids about what makes the world go round. We're not out here trying to raise ignorant shut-ins. 

Are some of us more open with our kids than others are with theirs? Sure. But most of us meet in the middle when deciding what age-appropriate content for our kids is. 

Our issue is the entertainment industry's increasing tendency to weave mature and flat-out inappropriate narratives into our kids' shows and movies. We're cool with complexity and depth in children's entertainment. 


Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash
Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash

The entertainment industry has crossed one too many lines. 

But there's a fine line between sophistication and inappropriateness. We liken it to finding a thorn hidden in a bouquet of roses we just handed our kid. Not the greatest example, but run with it. 

Parents feel betrayed. We've lost trust in the creators of these shows and movies. It's starting to feel a lot like the gatekeepers we relied on to keep adult content out of our children's entertainment have abandoned their posts. 


Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash
Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash

It's not just about the inappropriate content. 

It's about the conversations it forces Idaho parents to have with their kids before they're ready. It's about protecting our children's innocence. Our kids deserve to be little for as long as possible. We work ourselves to the bone to preserve the magic and wonder of their childhood. 

Still, it seems like there's a pervert around every corner conspiring to defile it. That's why it was so disappointing to learn Bluey wasn't the exception to the rule we thought it was. 

Scroll for 7 censored Bluey episodes Idaho kids should never see. 

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