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Trolls doll pulled after complaints it promotes child abuse

Trolls doll pulled after complaints it promotes child abuse
Posted at 7:10 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 19:10:43-04

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Trolls doll is being pulled off store shelves amid complaints it promotes child abuse.

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 between the doll's legs.

In a statement to the Providence Journal, Hasbro spokeswoman Julie Duffy said that the placement of the sensor wasn't intentional.

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