HBO's comedy series "Angry Boys" has sparked public outrage after episode 12 featured a scene that critics say promotes child pornography.
The Australian "mockumentary," which is aired by HBO, showed a young girl drinking out of a pink phallic-shaped cup and Dan Gainor of the Culture and Media Institute blasted the cable network for airing the lewd scene, according to Radar Online.
"HBO's new show Angry Boys includes one episode so foul that they have a little girl drinking from a giant cup made from a replica penis. Oral sex 'humor' involving a young child shows precisely where the left's mind is really at," Gainor, a conservative writer, told Radar.
"It's difficult to imagine that HBO would go any lower," he added.
The controversial show is created by award winning comedian Chris Lilley, who- in conjunction with producing and directing the show- also plays six characters in the program, including an African American rapper, which some viewers say could be construed as racism.
"It's barely OK for me to be dressed up as a black guy. But part of me kind of enjoys provoking people," Lilley told the Los Angeles Times.
Critics from the Culture and Media Institute have accused the show of promoting the sexualization of children after the controversial scene in episode 12.
"The incident is meant to be comedic. But showing a young girl sucking on a penis in a comedic fashion is akin to showing child pornography," critics Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik wrote on the Culture and Media Institute website.
"Promoting child pornography in a comedic way is much more shocking and outrageous than funny," the website states.
"Angry Boys" follows the complex lives of S.mouse!, an African American rapper; Jen Okazaki, an overbearing Japanese mother; Blake Oakfield, a champion surfer; Ruth "Gran" Sims, a prison guard at a juvenile correctional facility; and her grandchildren, South Australian twins Daniel and Nathan Sims.
The show first premiered in the U.S. in early 2012, and is filmed in Australia, Los Angeles and Tokyo.