Library Apologizes After Bringing In Inappropriate Monkey To Teach Children About Literacy

A children’s event at Goodmayes Library in London where a man appeared dressed as ‘Rainbow Dildo Butt Monkey’ is being investigated.

Parents were furious after seeing videos of a man dressed as a provocative kink ape with a fake penis appearing at a kids’ party.

Video materials of the Mandiga Arts Group at the Redbridge Libraries Summer Reading Challenge event at Goodmayes Library show three people dressed in colorful costumes. However, one had an exposed plastic butt and a fake penis. This led to outrage and confusion from many attendees of the event.

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Redbridge Conservative Councillor Anita Boateng told Nick Ferrari of LBC that they found the library’s decision to allow such a thing ‘absolutely bizarre’.

School governor Has Ahmed said that ‘apparently this is meant to encourage kids in Redbridge to pick up reading for summer’ before asking about the logic behind the ‘indecent costumes’.

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There were also broader discussions about the effect this would have on kids.

Redbridge Libraries later published a statement about the incident:

“During an event put on at the library today there was a performance by a Carnival Arts Company.

Unfortunately one of the animal costumes was inappropriate which we were not aware of at the time of booking. We deeply apologise for the offence caused. This is being looked into and a further statement will be made.”

The organizers said that the event ‘was arranged by Vision and not Redbridge Council’ before noting that they shut it down as soon as they understood what was going on. They also promised that nothing of the sort will ever be repeated.

Mandinga Arts made an apology and added:

“We never intended to offend residents. We respect everyone’s individual opinion with no offence to any part. Actions are being taken, more information to follow.”

As a consequence of the inappropriate incident, Council leader Jas Athwal said that all future performances will be cancelled.

Athwal also added:

“I have launched a full investigation into the incident and will put stringent measures in place to ensure something like this can’t happen again.”

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