There’s a disturbing new trend in television: fully nude adults standing in front of children, encouraging them to ask questions about their naked bodies.
This is the premise of not one, but two new TV shows, both generating controversy in the entertainment sphere. And if that’s not bad enough, both programs have already included trans-identifying individuals in their nude line-ups as part of their efforts to normalize “gender-affirming” surgeries to minors.
First, the Dutch television show “Gewoon Bloot” (“Simply Naked”) premiered on public broadcaster NOS. The show proudly displays nude adults in front of 10- to 12-year-old children. A recent episode focused on people who identify as transgender, as The Daily Wire previously reported.
Host Edson da Graça reiterated the show’s premise, saying how nude adults stand in front of children to “give them the opportunity to ask questions” about their naked bodies.
“Today our guests are transgenders,” da Graça announced in a clip that started circulating on social media.
“That feeling can simply be a feeling, but you can also do something about it,” one show participant told the children about experiencing gender dysphoria. “For example, I had a surgery.”
“As you can see, there’s something in my underpants but I still have a vulva,” another person on the stage said. “I don’t feel comfortable with that body part, therefore I am wearing my underwear with a packer,” the person continued, referring to wearing padding or a phallic object to give the appearance of having a penis.
Another participant talked about “vaginoplasty,” which was described as a process by which “you can surgically change the male sex organ to the female sex organ.”
The children on the show seemed very receptive to embracing radical left-wing gender theory.
“At first you think, huh?” one of the young show participants said in response to the presentation. “But later you realize that it’s actually pretty normal.”
“It’s actually really normal,” another young boy agreed.
“So it’s not just male and female. There’s an entire spectrum of genders besides male and female,” da Graça told the audience of kids. Next, a trans-identifying participant described feeling “euphoric” after having gender reassignment surgery.
“I woke up and I knew that my breasts were gone. That it looked like I had always wanted it to look. It finally matched the way I feel inside, and that made me feel ecstatic.”
“So it feels a bit like flying?” one child asked.
“Yes,” the participant responded.
“You simply feel intense happiness,” the host chimed in, to which the child replied, “I want that, too.”
The Netherlands isn’t the only country introducing this premise to children. The U.K. based series “Naked Education” also aims to “destigmatize” nudity and body image issues by posing nude adults in front of kids. Host Anna Richardson, who is also responsible for the reality dating show “Naked Attraction,” described the program as “educational, emotional, [and] joyous,” as The Daily Wire previously reported.
“I like to make shows that are controversial, that break taboos and that make a difference, and with every single show that I’ve done you can tick one of those boxes,” Richardson told The Sun. “Naked Education is a body positive, educational series that is basically aiming to normalize all body types and champion everybody’s differences, so that we can accept that with our clothes off we’re all normal,” she added.
Interestingly, “Naked Education” also featured an episode with trans-identifying adults stripping down in front of minors.
Episode three of the six-part series features Finlay Games and Lucian Main, two “transgender men” who discuss their experiences with coming out, transitioning, surgery, and presenting as trans in today’s world.
Both Games and Main had their breasts removed. Games also had phalloplasty, a controversial and complicated procedure which involves surgeons harvesting one or more “flaps” of skin and other tissues from the body, usually the forearm, to create the look of a penis and urethra.
“There is so much misinformation around being transgender in general, but especially around gender-affirming surgery and what that is, and why we have surgery. It was so important to show that this isn’t just surgery that we choose, it’s life-saving stuff,” Games told Metro UK in an interview.
“Surgery is more than just the aesthetic changes on the outside, it’s really deep, internal, life-saving changes,” the show participant continued. “I had my surgery quite late in life and I lost all my young years to gender dysphoria and distress, but this surgery has given me a whole new lease of life and I wanted to show that this really does enhance lives.”
Games admitted that backlash was inevitable but said it was all worth it.
“We don’t have an ‘agenda,’ we just want to be happy,” the “Naked Education” participant concluded.
“Having our voices heard is so important. The only place to learn about trans people is from trans people. Seeing regular trans bodies on television, that’s what people need to see, trans people being their regular trans selves, going about their regular trans lives.”
Both shows received extensive backlash online both in their home countries and abroad.
“Channel 4 has launched a show called ‘Naked Education’ which exposes children to naked men, women and transgender adults. Why are parents happy for their children to see other naked adults? Think all of those involved need their hard drives checked,” commentator Anna McGovern tweeted.
“This is literally just adults stripping naked in front of underaged kids. And not only is it allowed on national TV, it’s celebrated. Exactly what wake-up call do we need? How f***ed up does it have to get?” another person asked.
Dutch MP Tunahan Kuzu said the “Simply Naked” premise was “ridiculous” and demanded that the citizens boycott the series. Conservative politician Thierry Baudet accused the show of “promoting pedophilia.”
So far no United States entertainment outlets have announced plans for a similar series. But with the trend becoming more popular abroad, it’s only a matter of time before they do.