Trolls doll pulled from shelves over complaints it encourages sexual abuse

  • Trolls doll pulled from shelves over complaints it encourages sexual abuse

Trolls doll pulled from shelves over complaints it encourages sexual abuse

The toy maker is pulling the doll from shelves after a petition with over 150K signatures accused Hasbro of promoting child abuse.

The petition was launched on Change.org shortly after a mother named Jamie Nelson Cornaby shared a Facebook video of her analyzing the doll in question, which her daughter received as a gift.

The Trolls doll has been removed from stores.

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. But upon further inspection, Cornaby noticed a button placed directly between the doll's legs, which, when pushed, causes the doll to giggle and make other sounds that could be perceived as gasps.

A children's toy is being removed from sale after a United States mother launched an online crusade against, saying it conditions children to accept sexual abuse. As a result, McManis argued that the toy could have a negative impact on impressionable children and asked for people to sign the petition to have the Poppy doll removed from stores.

"This feature was created to react when the doll was seated, but we recognise the placement of the sensor may be perceived as inappropriate", Hasbro spokeswoman Julie Duffy told The Providence Journal. Kids have helped make Trolls a multi-billion-dollar empire, but recently, concerns have been raised about a toy that parents claim is an undercover grooming device for pedophilia. That it's fun when someone touches your private area?

'This was not intentional and we are happy to provide consumers with a replacement Poppy doll of similar value through our consumer care team. We want to hear from you.

The company has since pulled the doll from stores. "We are in the process of removing the item for purchase", Duffy added.

The Trolls movie was released in 2016 and its sequel - Trolls World Tour - premiered in March this year.

Speaking about the reaction to her petition, Ms McManus wrote in a thread containing the video: 'I didn't expect my petition to blow up like this!