Hasbro removing Trolls doll from stores amid complaints that button is misplaced

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Hasbro says it’s removing Trolls doll from store shelves after petition with more than 150,000 signatures accused the toy maker of promoting child abuse by placing a button on “private space of the doll under her skirt ”.

The “DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” has a button on the stomach that, when pressed, will cause the doll to sing along and say phrases like, “How about a hug? ”

But a lot of people have a problem with a second button placed on her bottom under her skirt which, when pressed, will cause sounds like “Whee!” And “Oh! As shown in a Twitter video with over 500,000 views.

“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 the online petition to Target, Amazon, Walmart and other major retailers.

“What will this toy make our innocent and impressionable children think? How funny is it when someone touches your private space? That pedophilia and child abuse are okay? “, He added.

Hasbro spokeswoman Julie Duffy told CNN in a statement that “this feature was designed to respond when the doll is seated, but we recognize that the placement of the sensor may be perceived as inappropriate.”

“It was not intentional and we are happy to provide consumers with a replacement Poppy doll of similar value through our customer service team. We are in the process of removing the item for purchase, ”added Duffy.

As of Thursday evening, the petition had more than 157,000 signatures.

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