Social media is abuzz with outraged parents after it was revealed that two popular brands of children’s dolls aren’t quite what most moms expect.
Hasbro pulled its Trolls World Tour Giggle & Sing Poppy doll from store shelves by placing a button in the crotch that causes the toy to laugh and gasp.
And the LOL Surprise doll has become the center of attention since a live video on Facebook showed a mother dipping her daughter’s dolls in ice water to reveal changing temperature graphics of skimpy lingerie, bikinis. thong and thigh-high stockings.
Jessica Sword, a Vernon resident, announced to the Vernon & Area Community Forum Facebook group that she found one of the Trolls dolls still on the shelf at the local Walmart.
She took him to customer service, as Hasbro advises.
“I’m not sure if everyone knows about this doll yet or not, but they were at our local Vernon Walmart!” She posted. “The batteries were dead, but I took them to customer service anyway because they have the button on the bottom that’s supposed to laugh and gasp when you press (it). ”
The post generated dozens of comments, many of which expressed their anger over the design of such a toy for children.
The two dolls generated a backlash, with parents calling them “disturbing” and a way to prepare children for sex.
Hasbro responded to the fury with a statement saying, “This feature was designed to react when the doll was seated, but we recognize that the location 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 customer service team. We are in the process of removing the item for purchase. “