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YouTube Shuts Down ‘Sesame Street’ Page After Hackers Post Porn

"Who doesn't love porn kids?"

The makers of "Sesame Street" inadvertently offered up some "educational" video content of an offensive and pornographic nature on Sunday.

Hackers apparently infiltrated the popular children's show's YouTube page, posting lewd videos that led to an eventual shut down of the account.

According to CNN, rather than encountering friendly Muppets, visitors to the page in the wake of the hacking found explicit sex videos (one of which was apparently eight minutes in length).

YouTube acted quickly to shut the page down on Sunday afternoon, as pornographic content violates the video platform's "community guidelines." A YouTube representative has acknowledged the occurrence and claims that the group always works quickly to purge offensive content.

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit group behind "Sesame Street," apologized for the incident. In a statement, the organization said:

"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."

Currently, the page is still down, but ShortFormBlog published what seems to be a screen shot of a portion of the page before it was removed:

While two YouTube users are mentioned in the description as taking responsibility for the incident, at least one of them is denying involvement. A user identified as "MrEdxwx" writes:

"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."

He even posted a video (which is essentially a still image), defending himself from the allegations and essentially claiming that he's been framed:

This isn't "Sesame Street's" first drama surrounding YouTube. In September 2010, PBS was embroiled in controversy after a video of singer Katy Perry -- cleavage and all -- was posted on the page:

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