Recently, videos have been circulating on social media about Hasbro and its “Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy”. The troll doll has a button on her stomach that when pressed says words like “May I have a hug?” And other sweet phrases. What isn’t advertised anywhere on the box or in the media is that there’s another button on the doll’s bottom, between her legs and under her skirt. When pressed, the doll makes sounds like “Whee” and “Oh”.
“When you press that button on the doll’s privacy, she gasps and laughs. This is not acceptable for a child’s toy! This toy must be removed from our stores, ”says an online petition. After being accused of perpetuating and normalizing child abuse, Hasbro pulled all dolls from retail shelves.
A company spokesperson released a statement saying the button was intended to be triggered when the toy was placed in a seated position, but the company now acknowledges it could be “perceived as inappropriate.” She added, “It 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. ”