John Dillermand – the man with a giant penis
John Dillermand (John PeePee) has a huge penis. So big, in fact, that he can do anything with it; Rescuing dogs, making murals, flying a flag and stealing ice cream from children.
The largest penis in the world
The Danish BBC- DR – has launched a new cartoon series aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 8. The series is about John Dillermand, the man with the world’s largest penis. The series is about the comforts and inconveniences of having a penis several meters long.
It’s no surprise that the series has stirred up quite a bit about what children’s series should or shouldn’t be about. Immediately after the first episode it went loose.
Professor Christian Groes, of Roskilde University, believes that this celebration of the male genitalia is a blow to equality between men and women. “It perpetuates the standard idea of a patriarchal society and normalizes the “locker room culture “… which is used to excuse many bad behavior by men. It’s meant to be funny, so it’s considered harmless. But that’s not it. And we teach this to our children. ”
But Erla Heinesen Højsted, a clinical psychologist who works with families and children, said she believes the show’s detractors are exaggerating. “John Dillermand talks to kids and shares their mindset – and kids think genitals are funny,” she said.
“The show shows a man who is impulsive and not always in control, who makes mistakes – like children do, but crucially: Dillermand always makes it right. He takes responsibility for his actions. If a woman on the show tells him to keep his penis in his pants, for example, he listens. Which is nice. He is responsible. “
“But this is categorically not a show about sex,” said Højsted. “Anyone who says so is projecting mature ideas.”
It is not the first time that DR has tried to push the boundaries. Another program is about Onkel Reje, a man who swears, smokes a pipe and hates showering. Another character, in Gepetto News, became controversial after saying in 2012 that he loved crossdressing. And the Ultra Smider Tøjet (Ultra undresses) program caused quite a stir in 2020 as kids aged 11 to 13 appeared in front of a panel of naked adults to show that real bodies don’t look like they do in porn or social. media. Højsted argues that apparently it’s OK to see perfect bodies on social media, but not to see normal people naked.
DR responded to the criticism by saying that it might as well have made a show “about a woman with no control over her vagina” and that the main thing that kids enjoyed John Dillermand.