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The Honda Odyssey Was Streaming Adult Entertainment To Children

Awkward, to say the least.

Right, so this happened. Forbes was recently test driving the new 2018 Honda Odyssey when it discovered something most parents probably wouldn’t approve their kids watching: porn. During a Fourth of July family road trip, writer Joan Muller was making some rear seat entertainment selections and, well, some of the choices included the following: "Gladiator Eroticus," "Kinky Kong," and "An Erotic Werewolf in London." Our personal favorite title was "Lord of the G-Strings."

These porn films were all available, at the time, via the EPIX premium entertainment network. Yes, "Erotic" was a genre option, smack dab alphabetically in between “Documentary’ and “Horror.” Needless to say, Muller was surprised by what she found available on the 10.2-inch drop-down screen. A quick text to Honda sent the automaker scrambling to find a fix. Honda immediately got in touch with EPIX, based in New York, to find a way to stop the "Erotic" streaming. Within a few hours the issue was resolved. Okay, so how did EPIX not figure this problem out before occupants of America’s best-selling minivan discovered the issue?

Forbes points out that the new Odyssey is the first Honda with over-the-air system updates for its audio and rear entertainment systems, so it’s fair to say this was a first-time honest mistake. "The adult genre is not part of the Honda package," a company spokesman informed Muller. "When you discovered that, we went into emergency mode to fix it." But Muller also pointed out something very interesting: the new Odyssey has been on sale since May, and about 5,000 examples have been sold. There wasn’t a single complaint in that time.

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