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Sesame Street hit by porn hack on YouTube

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By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

October 17, 2011 | 1 min read

Sesame Street’s YouTube channel has been taken offline, following several porn videos being uploaded, and the title of the show being changed to ‘Sesame Street, it's where porn lives’.

The updated profile stated “WHO DOESN'T LOVE PORN KIDS? RIGHT! EVERYONE LOVES IT! I'M MREDXWX AND MY PARTNER MRSUICIDER91 ARE HERE TO BRING YOU MANY NICE CONTENT! PLEASE DON'T LET SESAME STEET TO GET THIS ACCOUNT BACK KIDS,” but a YouTuber with the account name Mredxwx has denied responsibility.

He said on his YouTube page: “I did not hack Sesame Street. I am an honest youtuber. I work hard to make quality gameplay videos AND MOST IMPORTANT I RESPECT THE COMMUNITY GUIDELINES.”

The page was taken offline 20 minutes after the videos were uploaded.

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street, issued an apology on Sunday: “Our channel was compromised and we are presently working with YouTube/Google to restore our original content.

“We always strive to provide age-appropriate content for our viewers and hope to resolve this problem quickly.”

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