TEDx talks address a wide range of topics that can include motivational speaking, life-hacks, lectures on the future of space flight, and sometimes even human sexuality. A pair of TEDx talks have, however, gone too far for TEDx in one instance, and for most people in attendance on both, when they called for the normalization of pedophilia as a sexual attraction, not unlike that of heterosexuality. The talks were deemed offensive enough that even prior to TEDx removing one of them from their page, YouTube had already done so. Petitions have circulated with the hopes of barring future TEDx talks from offering lectures normalizing what is in almost all of the civilized world, a criminal offense.
The news of this last talk promoting this viewpoint has been slow to spread, as it took place in Wurzberg, Germany, and was delivered by a relatively unknown medical student named Mirjam Heine. Her talk citing obscure scientific research to back up her claims was titled "Pedophilia is a natural sexual orientation," and she used some anecdotal evidence as well to try to illustrate her position for making such a claim. While there was significant outcry over this particular TEDx talk in Europe, a fair portion of it wasn't attacking the idea but rather the research.