Metro- A photo of the Children in Need mascot with a young girl appears to show a penis as part of the Pudsey costume.
And the BBC has revealed that the outfits ‘are not designed to look as this one does’.
The mother of a seven-year-old girl who took a picture with Pudsey told The Sun: ‘There didn’t seem to be anything wrong at the time, but I sent the picture to my sister and she replied telling me to have another look.
‘It could be they were genuinely raising money for Children in Need, but who is to say this wasn’t a paedophile using the charity suit to get near kids?’
Having been contacted by the woman, the BBC said: ‘The Pudsey mascot suits are issued with guidelines on how they should be worn and used to make sure Pudsey’s appearances are appropriate.
While I have no idea what a teddy bear penis would actually look like, I do have to admit that whatever is dangling between Pudsey's legs does seem to be a fairly accurate portrayal of an unaroused dong. Fortunately, I have it on good authority (my own personal common sense) that companies don't mass produce anatomically correct costumes of children's cartoon characters. Shit, I'm pretty sure even the most dedicated of furries shopping at the most adult of superstores have some slicing and dicing to do before their outfit is ready for the bedroom. Call me crazy, but I just can't see there being a huge market for a BBC bear sporting a flaccid piece of material that mildly resembles the male reproductive organ. That's why I am going to assume that either a rip in the undercarriage or a Kriss-Kross-esque wardrobe malfunction caused an unfortunate visual for this poor bastard sweating his actual dick off while taking pictures with a bunch of enthusiastic kids with a paranoid mother.
I mean, seriously. Other than a ruined photo-op, what is there to worry about here? I don't know any pedophiles so I can't be positive, but I would venture to guess that if they did manage to get their dream job hugging kids in the mall then they wouldn't go out of their way to make themselves look like the stuffed animal equivalent of a sexual predator. Let's be real, a child molester that open would've never made it through Chris Hansen's first season. At worst, this was some teenager playing a sick joke, but more than likely it was the result of some hungover idiot not paying attention when he put the suit on. Regardless, if you see a sliver of furry material hanging by a crotch of a costume that represents the logo of the UK's biggest charity for disabled children and immediately think "I'm so sure that's a dick that I am going to take this to the media" then you are the one with the sick mind.