Troll dolls have become very popular again but maybe not as you remember them when you were a kid. They made a great comeback in 2016 with the movie Trolls and again recently in early 2020 with Trolls World Tour.
Todays kids are loving them again and there is a great selection of Troll dolls in store, however one was recently pulled out of the store because of a very disturbing controversy. The Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy is currently being removed from the stores, so if you have it at home or planned to purchase it, you should continue reading below.
The doll has a few buttons to make it sing or giggle, one is located in the tummy to make the doll sing and the other one in between the legs to make it giggle. What is really disturbing it that the second button is not mentioned on the packaging and is highly inappropriate.
A mother shared her thoughts on Twitter:
"She makes, like, a gasping sound. 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."
After seeing the Tweet, another mom has to see for herself because she could not believe it. So she went to her local Walmart and see her reaction:
Julie Duffy, senior vice president of global communications at Hasbro, said to CBS News:
"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."
Many mothers are truly upset about the doll as it promotes touching private parts without consent and especially because it is targeted to young girls. They started a petition to remove the doll from all the major retailers here : Change Petition.
What do you think of this situation? Was the button placement an unfortunate mistake from Hasbro?
Source: CBS News · Photo Credit: Twitter