A children's TV show has come under fire over what appears to be a very rude drawing.

Mother Chey Robinson shared a clip from the first season of Netflix show Maya the Bee, which sees Maya fly into a log to hide after spotting something amiss on the bark.

Chey was horrified to discover that the log featured what looked like a drawing of a penis, which she says "disgusted" her, The Daily Mail reports.

The clip has since been viewed more than a million times on Facebook, with fellow parents sharing in Chey's shock at the inappropriate clip.

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The children's show has come under fire for the image.
The children's show has come under fire for the image.

Taking to Facebook last week, Chey shared the video with the caption: "Disgusted!!! Please be mindful of what your kids are watching!!"

She said the scene she filmed was from the 35th episode of the first season of Maya The Bee, which is available on Netflix in the US, and has now been turned in a feature length film.

Chey said: "I wanted to do this video, I'm actually pretty disgusted at the moment. There was a post I saw on Facebook about an episode of Maya the Bee. Those of you who have kids that watch it I just really encourage you guys to be mindful and be careful of what your kids are watching

"On the post on Facebook it was about something inappropriate on the show on a log so I have it paused so you can see what i'm talking about. It's Maya the Bee season one episode 35. I've paused it just so you guys can see that i'm not lying or editing anything whatsoever, this is right on Netflix."

Chey filmed the relevant scene, and zoomed in to show what looks like a drawing of a penis.

She continued: "I know i'm not going crazy and i know that something like this shouldn't be in a kids' show whatsoever. I'm extremely disgusted by it, there should be no reason my kids have to see something like this.

"I don't know if they're gonna do something about this or what but there's no reasons why this should be in this show. So I'm just giving you guys a heads up just be careful what your kids are watching seriously be mindful and hope that helps."

The studio behind Maya The Bee is yet to respond to requests for comment.

The video has been viewed more than a million times, and despite since being removed from Facebook, it prompted a flood of comments from alarmed parents.

One commented: "What the f*** people saying is a mushroom? If it's a mushroom how come it disappears on the close up scene?"

"... This is scandalous. This is how they implant subliminal thoughts," another said.

A third said: "Everyone saying no young kid will see it? It's not the point of them taking notice the brain takes notice of everything this is a subliminal message."

However, others saw the funny side and said children wouldn't even notice the crude drawing.

"I didn't even notice that at first. I sincerely doubt your kid's gonna notice it, much less understand what it is," one posted.

Another commented: "Kids wouldn't even notice this. Most adults wouldn't even notice it unless it was pointed out to them."

"If it were more obvious then yes I'd think it's disgraceful. Fact is, that drawing in there is barely noticeable and I agree with others that it's probably there for the adults that are forced to watch these programs all the time," a third agreed.