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The Last Thing Kids Need is a Swearing Doll

November 26, 2011

I am horrified at some of the language that kids use nowadays. Hearing expletives obviously used by their parents at home, kids as young as 6 come to school sprouting four letter curse words as casually as if they were discussing the weather.

The last thing these impressionable children need is a talking doll that adds some unpleasant words to their ever expanding vocabulary.

PARENTS listening closely to the babbling sounds of a baby doll were shocked when the toy appeared to say “you crazy b***h.”

The You and Me Interactive Triplets sold at Toys R Us stores in America and online via Amazon are supposed to say mamma and dadda and babble like a real baby.

“Oh, absolutely.  She’s calling them a crazy b***h,” Kathy Wetter told Local 6 news in Florida.

Listen to what the baby has to say in the video above.  What do you think it says? Tell us below.

Dozens of videos of the doll have been uploaded onto YouTube and angry parents have flooded Toys R Us with complaints.

The toy store insists the baby is just babbling.

In 2008 Wal-Mart removed Fisher Price’s Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo doll after parents claimed it said: “Islam is the light.”

Fisher-Price insisted that the doll was not pushing pro-Islamic messages. The sound some parents were hearing was caused by an accidental distortion of the doll’s soundtrack.

Toys R Us said it has no plans to take the swearing doll off its shelves, but it would allow offended customers to return the toy with a receipt.

Call me old-fashioned but young children swearing is not a good look. Just listening to some of the words this doll uses from the YouTube clip attached above, I am appalled that this was allowed to get on shelves without so much as a warning to parents. To manufacture a doll that is programmed to say nasty, misogynistic expressions is quite irresponsible.
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