Trolls Doll Pulled From Shelves After Complaints
A video of the Trolls Doll, Poppy, went viral after a petition at change.org asked for the doll to be removed from shelves because of where one of the buttons on the doll is placed.
Hasbro Toys, the maker of the doll, has now agreed to pull the doll from shelves after hundreds of thousands of people signed the petition.
A Hasbro spokeswoman told CNN that the doll was designed to make sounds if it was put in a seated position, but many people have found the location of the button, between the dolls legs, inappropriate.
Jessica McManis started the petition, and it is clear by her first statement how very inappropriate the placement of the sensor is. Here is what her petition reads,
Our society is conditioning our children to think pedophilia is ok. This Trolls World Tour doll named Poppy has a button on her private area under her skirt. When you push this button on the doll's private she gasps and giggles. This is not okay for a child's toy! This toy needs to be removed from our stores. What will this toy make our innocent, impressionable children think? That it's fun when someone touches your private area? That pedophilia and child molestation are ok? It's not ok! It's not fun! it's damaging and has long term affects on a child's mental/physical health! Sign this petition to get this toy removed from shelves and help #SaveTheChildren! Children are our future and WE are their voice!
Here is a link to a CNN story with more details including video and sound.