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‘Sesame Street’ YouTube page hacked with explicit videos

Sesame Street characters. (HO/SESAME WORKSHOP)

CNN reported that the show’s YouTube page was taken off the Web site on Sunday afternoon after the explicit content appeared, though it’s now up and running again.

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit parent company of the PBS children’s show, released a statement on Sunday: “Our channel was compromised and we are presently working with YouTube/ [YouTube owner] Google to restore our original content. We always strive for age-appropriate content for our viewers and hope to resolve this problem quickly.”

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.


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