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Actor in bare-bottom monkey suit at children's library time


A London library has apologised for holding an event to encourage children to read during which an actor dressed in a bare-bottomed monkey costume with a fake penis.

Footage shared on social media on Saturday showed members of the Mandiga Arts Group at Redbridge Libraries Summer Reading Challenge event at Goodmayes Library in east London.

Three performers were filmed outside the event, with one dressed in an ‘inappropriate’ rainbow monkey costume

One parent said: “Someone needs to lose their job over this.”

A second asked: “This is unbelievable. Have we completely lost our moral compass as a society?”

Redbridge Libraries have since apologised, ensuring that “this will never happen again.”

“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,” they tweeted.

“We deeply apologise for the offence caused. This is being looked into.”