'Disturbing': Hasbro pulls Trolls doll after complaints over 'inappropriate' button

Brenda Watkins
August 10, 2020

"I know some of you might not think this is a big deal but, especially since I've had kids, this is wrong".

From Barbie to Bratz dolls, there has always been a discussion about the sexualization of kids' toys, particularly those that are marketed to young girls. The full warning reads, "Partly false: The button triggers giggly sounds when doll is placed in a sitting position, not for grooming kids for sex". However, the activation button that prompts the toy to function is inappropriately placed under the doll's skirt and between her legs.

Below is a video a concerned mother posted to YouTube a couple of days ago showing how the Trolls doll's buttons work.

If you're a caring and attentive parent and/or obsessed with Satanic, ritualised child trafficking, you'll be familiar with the concept of "grooming", in which an abuser slowly convinces a child that his or her sexual advances are normal and acceptable, culminating in the unthinkable.

The troubled Trolls doll is the Dreamworks Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy doll, and the problem lies with just what makes her giggle.

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"This is not okay for a child's toy!" Utah Senator Sam Parker shared the video and a Change.org petition was started by Jessica McManis.

Another mum took it further, starting a petition calling on Hasbro to pull the toy from shelves worldwide. "This toy needs to be removed from our stores", says the online petition aimed at Target, Amazon, Walmart and other major retailers.

Speaking to CNN, Hasbro spokesperson Julie Duffy claimed that the "feature was created to react when the doll was seated, but we recognize the placement of the sensor may be perceived as inappropriate". What will this toy make our innocent, impressionable children think? That it's fun when someone touches your private area? "We are in the process of removing the item for purchase".

"Our society is conditioning our children to think pedophilia is okay".

The petition has garnered more than 450,000 signatures, but there was more outrage on social media.

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