Hasbro Pulls ‘Trolls’ Toy That Makes ‘Sex Sounds’ And Has ‘Inappropriate’ Button Between It’s Legs
The Poppy doll, part of the Trolls World Tour range by Hasbro, has a button on its stomach that children can press to make it sing and another between its legs, which makes it giggle.
A mum in the US shared a clip of the doll after her daughter was given Poppy as a birthday present.
"Touch her tummy and she makes little singing sounds and she's super cute," the mum said.
But then she revealed that, while showing the doll to her husband, she heard some other sounds that she hadn't heard before, proceeding to show her followers what happened next.
"Down here is a button, right here on her privates, and if you push those she makes these sounds."
The mum then demonstrates the 'gasping' sounds the doll makes and adds: "And I know some of you might not think this is a big deal but... especially since I've had kids... this is wrong."
"It makes a gasping sound when you touch her privates, and to me it's just like sexual sounds. It's so disturbing."
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A fellow US mum also called for the doll to be banned after hearing its inappropriate sounds.
Jessica McManis started a petition to remove the toy from stores, which over 277,000 people have now signed.
She said: "When you push this button on the doll's private she gasps and giggles. This is not okay for a child's toy!
"This toy needs to be removed from our stores."
Look at this Trolls Poppy doll. It gasps and giggles when you push the button on its private area. They're conditioning our children to think pedophilia is ok. To make them think when someone touches your private it should be fun :rage: It's not ok!- Jessica McManis (@JessiMcmanis) August 5, 2020
Sign :point_right: https://t.co/vCoVocr4y9 pic.twitter.com/g9DWPCzWKE
And it seems like Hasbro has listened.
Hasbro spokesperson Julie Duffy told The Providence Journal: "This feature was designed to react when the doll was seated, but we recognize the placement of the sensor may be perceived as inappropriate.
"This was not intentional and we are happy to provide consumers with a replacement Poppy doll of similar value through our consumer care team. We are in the process of removing the item for purchase."
A great outcome then!
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