YouTube science channel apologises for illustrating silicon with fake boobs

A YouTube channel has apologised for depicting the element silicon, in a video explaining the periodic table, with a pair of fake breasts.

The popular channel, AsapSCIENCE was alerted to the picture by Twitter user @ElleDeeTweets, who pointed out that the depiction was not only objectifying, but scientifically incorrect - confusing the element silicon with the polymer used in some breast enlargement surgeries, called silicone.

The YouTube channel, which has over 4 million subscribers, has since apologised and promised to amend and re-release the offending video, which explained the periodic table in song form.

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