Im gon b honest, whenever people say "I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW" for moments in young people television that aren't even that graphic or disturbing, I feel like mentally rolling my eyes. With certain instances, like the murder/suicide at the end of Legend of Korra or the overt references to cunnilingus in that one episode of Cow and Chicken, it's like, yeah, okay, makes sense people would be shocked or surprised.
But in a lot of cases it's like, dude, some people are a little old to be acting like 'older' or more 'borderline' humor being pocketed into shows for younger people are anything novel. Such as when people react to shit that's really generic and not even explicit, like:
"OH MY GOD A CHARACTER FELL TO THEIR IMPLIED DEATHS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A SHOW FOR KIDS"
"OH NO A GENERIC VILLAIN WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD WITH HIS GENERIC ARMY OF DARKNESS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW"
"UH OH A CHARACTER THAT APPEARS TO BE 'TRIPPING' ON A G-RATED DRUG THAT'S MOST LIKELY SOME SORT OF EXTREME SUGAR PRODUCT HOLY SHIT DRUGS ALERT I THOUGHT THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR CHILDREN."
"A CHARACTER MENTIONS THAT THEY'RE PREGNANT WHAT THE SHIT HOLD THE FUCK ON WE'VE GOT LITTLE BABIES WATCHING WE CAN'T HAVE THAT BECAUSE KIDS SHOW"
And a lot of that commentary is coming from viewers older than the target demographic. Dude. Son. I don't think it's the kids shows that are "messed up," I think you're just really sensitive to kids television and overreact because you're not the "lolz hardc0r3 ninetiez kid" you thought you were (or, in some cases, even somewhat older than that).
Shit is crazy.
edit: this wasn't really aimed at parents so much as it was talking about people in these fandoms in general, but I guess? parents work, too.