Trolls Doll Pulled From Shelves Due To Complaints Of Promoting Child Abuse

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Parents if you recently purchased a Trolls doll for your little one, you might want to take a close look at it.

According to The NY Times, Hasbro is removing Trolls doll from stores amid complaints that button is inappropriately placed.

There is a petition with over 150,000 signatures accusing the toymaker of promoting abuse because of a button that is on the doll’s “private area under her skirt.”

Toymaker Hasbro said Wednesday that it’s in the process of removing the “Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” from the market and will be offering customers a replacement doll of the popular female character.

The doll had been designed to giggle when placed in a sitting position, but some parents complain the sound activation button is inappropriately placed under the doll’s skirt and between her legs.

An online petition suggests the doll is “conditioning our children to think pedophilia is OK.”

“This is not okay for a child’s toy! This toy needs to be removed from our stores,” the petition by Jessica McManis reads in part. “What will this toy make our innocent, impressionable children think? That it’s fun when someone touches your private area?”

The petition is addressed to major retailers including Target, Walmart, and Amazon.

Hasbro spokeswoman Julie Duffy told The Providence Journal that the Rhode Island-based company recognizes the sensor’s placement “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 consumer care team,” she told the newspaper. “We are in the process of removing the item for purchase.”

This is what Twitter had to say:

We have to be so careful these days! Let me know if you have this doll down below!

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