<p>Madi Marotta thought it was just a classic beach snap... until she looked closer</p>

Madi Marotta thought it was just a classic beach snap... until she looked closer

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A TikTok user got more than she bargained for when she posed for a seaside snap.

Madi Marotta explained to her 15,000 followers that she was trying to get a “cute pic” during a trip to Miami’s South Beach.

Instead she ended up with what can only be described as a fake d*ck pic.

In the clip, posted on Saturday, Marotta shared the image which shows her standing sideways-on in a white and yellow two-piece.

However, unbeknownst to her at the time, a woman sunbathing in the background with her arm bent makes it look as though something explicit is poking out of her bikini bottoms.

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“This lady’s arm makes me look like my peen is hanging out. Enjoy,” Marotta wrote in the video’s caption.

The unfortunate positioning makes it look as though the photo features explicit content

The accidental optical illusion has now been viewed more than 4.7 million times.

Fellow users of the platform were quick to offer suggestions to make the image more family-friendly.

“Touch retouch app!!! You can remove it!” one suggested.

"Well, there’s always Photoshop," commented another.

Others shared their glee at the unfortunate composite.

“It even has the same tan as you!” wrote one.

Another added: “Best tik tok I’ve seen, thank you.”

In a follow-up video, Marotta confirmed that she had posted the photo on Instagram as part of a slide show to see if anyone there would spot the mishap.

They did. Her friend sent her a message “within like five seconds of me posting it” warning her of the illusory appendage, she said.

As one TikTok user pointed out, it all serves as an important lesson for anyone planning a photoshoot.

“Reminder: don’t take pictures in front of people’s arms. OK, got it.”

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