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People Are Seriously Divided Over This 'Depressing' Children's Toy

People Are Seriously Divided Over This 'Depressing' Children's Toy

This children's toy has caused a lot of debate on social media.

Love them or hate them, vloggers are now a massive part of our culture. We've all seen videos on YouTube and other social media services of normal people filming and sharing moments from their lives, from excursions abroad to supermarket shopping.

Vlogging has even become a lucrative career for regular people who only need a camera and a ring-light to entertain millions across the world.

However social media was unprepared for when a Twitter user found a children's toy inspired by the 'vlogging kits' used by real life vloggers.

People are divided after spotting a 'vlogging kit' toy for children (

Lots of children's toys are inspired by actual careers in industries like medicine, food, construction and customer service for kids to role play as doctors, nurses, chefs, builders or working on a supermarket till.

And it looks like we can now and vlogging to that list.

Twitter user Dylan Viner discovered the miniature vlogging set and wrote: "This is depressing on so many levels."

It appears lots of Twitter users agreed, with the original tweet receiving 78,000 'likes' and more than 6,300 retweets.

The wooden toy comes with a fake ring-light and camera alongside a small microphone. It costs $50 (£36.55) and was found at the Little Swings Park Slopes toy shop in Brooklyn, New York.

The tweet has surprised lots of people and started a debate about why such a toy is 'depressing'.

One Twitter user criticised those calling the toy depressing, writing: "Oh no how depressing a kid might want to play at being super-creative and great with communication quick give them a fake gun instead."

Some Twitter users said the toy might be a bad influence (

Similarly, another Twitter account said people should stop sheltering children from careers in technology. "So are we pretending Content Creator isn't a valid occupation now?" they wrote.

"This notion that we need to shelter children from technology is a foolish [endeavour] and ignores the obvious trends we are seeing in culture. Strap in folks - especially if you are currently uncomfortable..."

One Twitter user shared a picture of a Fisher Price McDonald's drive-thru with a visor and headset and called it depressing. Nevertheless, this tweet also led to a debate about why role playing as a McDonald's worker is deemed 'depressing'.

"What's wrong with working at Mcd?" One person responded. "At least you are learning something over there."

Lots of people defended the toy (
Dylan Viner/Twitter)

After one account questioned why the toy was 'depressing', another commenter replied: "Kids should not aspire to be vloggers. The whole culture of influencers and the like is toxic, and only breeds the worst in human traits."

Similarly, a commenter wrote: "Issue is that social media breeds vanity. Kids today want to be influencers solely based on the projected lifestyle of being rich, famous, and being able to do it from their bedroom, as opposed to wanting to create something or have an outlet to express themselves."

However, other Twitter users didn't see any issues with the toy. "How is this any worse than kids aspiring to be, say, a TV presenter or an actor? Only thing wrong with this is the price," one man joked.

Featured Image Credit: @dylanviner/Twitter

Topics: Parenting, Life