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‘It’s Not Ok!’ Hasbro Removes Troll Doll With Button Between Legs From Stores Amid Online Backlash

The author of an online petition calling for the doll’s removal from retail outlets warned of the possible effect the toy might have on “innocent, impressionable” children.

Prominent toy manufacturer Hasbro ended up pulling one of its dolls from stores after a certain element of the toy’s design evoked a backlash on social media.

The female doll in question is called “Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” and, as its name suggests, can giggle and sing on demand, as news.com.au puts it.

However, in order to make use of these features, one has to press a button located between doll’s legs, which does not seem to sit well with quite a few people, with the change.org petition calling to have the toy removed “from store shelves” accruing over 425,000 signatures about four days after its launch.