August 15, 2022

Comedian Richard Herring shared the eye-catching BFG illustration on Twitter

Parents have been left stunned by an illustration in the classic children’s book The BFG which appears to show one of the giants letting it all hang loose.

Although there’s plenty of cheeky humour in the tale, with discussions about ‘whizzpoppers’ and ‘snozzcumbers,’ the Quentin Blake illustration shocked many parents online when it was highlighted by comedian Richard Herring.

He wrote on Twitter: “My daughter has pointed out that this guy in the BFG appears to have his cock out.”

He also shared the image on Instagram, writing: “My daughter pointed out that the giant on the title page of the BFG had his winkie showing. I told her she must be mistaken, but then had a look and…”

But thankfully, someone was on hand to provide the simple and innocent explanation to the whole thing, revealing that it’s simply a case of an unfortunate crop.

“Wondering if anyone else spent ages looking for the original artwork?” Owen Adams replied, alongside the full illustration which shows that the giant’s ‘cock’ is in fact his thumb and hand.

People were grateful to Owen for clearing the situation up, with one user responding: “Thank you. I was going mad thinking what the hell could it be. The thumb? The thumb for God’s sake?? What the hell is the thumb doing there??”

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