Hasbro is removing Trolls doll from stores amid complaints that button is inappropriately placed

Hasbro says it is pulling a Trolls doll from store shelves after many parents complained over the placing of a button on the doll’s “private are under her skirt.”

A petition with over 150,000 signatures accused the toymaker of promoting child abuse because the button placed on the doll’s “private area” makes sounds such as “Whee!” and “Oh!”

The “DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” has a button on her stomach that when pressed will prompt the doll to sing and say phrases like, “How about a hug?” But many people were outraged with the second button that’s placed on her bottom under her skirt.

“When you push this button on the doll’s privates she gasps and giggles. This is not okay for a child’s toy! This toy needs to be removed from our stores,” says the online petition aimed at Target, Amazon, Walmart and other major retailers.

“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 okay? ” it added.

Hasbro spokeswoman Julie Duffy told CNN in a statement that “this feature was designed to react when the doll was seated, but we recognize the placement of the sensor 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. We are in the process of removing the item for purchase,” Duffy added.

Hasbro, the toymaker behind the doll, said it had begun pulling the Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy doll from stores and would be replacing it with another doll.

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