13 August 2020 18:39
LOL Surprise Dolls have come under fire by parents who say the dolls appear in "inappropriate" clothing once they're dipped into ice-cold water. A year-old Reddit post of one LOL Surprise Doll appearing in black lingerie has been circulating online. 6 An LOL Surprise doll dressed in 'secret lingerie,' as described by one parent Credit: Reddit Here's a bit more about what the dolls are. What are LOL Surprise Dolls? LOL Surprise dolls were created by MGA Entertainment, the company that also created Bratz dolls.
The LOL Surprise dolls – which stands for Little Outrageous Little Surprise – were launched in 2016. 6 LOL Surprise dolls were created by MGA Entertainment, which also created Bratz dolls For the past three years, the dolls have won Toy of the Year because of their popularity and high sales. The dolls' website explains: "In a world where babies run everything, little Rockers rebel against nap time and Teacher's Pets become class presidents with 'Free Pizza Fridays!'" "In this world, all work is play and nothing is dull cuz it's all a lil' surprising and outrageous!" Why do they appear in lingerie after they're dipped in ice-cold water? One mom posted to Reddit a year ago that her three-year-old's LOL Surprise Doll she got for Christmas reveals a "secret spy outfit" underneath, that she refers to as "secret lingerie." User tiffythebomb added: "And for whatever reason the nipples become extremely visible. "The leopard print skimpy outfit she came with also makes her look like a hooker." The outfit change is part of the "surprise" that's in the dolls' name.
One woman named Hillary Williams went live on Facebook this week to do a test of putting the dolls in ice-cold water. Her test shows that when put in the water, a naked LOL Surprise doll does, in fact, spring a new set of clothes that features black lines across her body. Another doll she tests, which starts out naked with only what appears to be fishnet stockings, appears to have a "devil tail and wings" on her backside. "So inappropriate for children, you guys," the woman says as she pulls a doll out of the water to find she has "things on her boobs." "This is what we're buying for them and not knowing," she said. LOTTA LOL, a website for baby doll reviews, explains online that some of the dolls change appearances in different temperatures of water. What other controversy have the dolls faced? The Sun previously reported that parents were outraged to discover the LOL Surprise boy dolls have genitals. In keeping with the surprise element of the dolls, kids have no idea which gender doll they are getting until it is unboxed. 6 LOL Surprise boy dolls have genitals Credit: LOL DOLLS However, parents took to social media to say they were surprised the male dolls have a sculptured penis and testicles in the genital area, where the girl dolls have a hole. MGA Entertainment explained that the feature has been added to reflect "real life," but in a kid-appropriate way. 6 MGA Entertainment said the feature shows 'real life' Credit: Facebook Why was the Trolls doll pulled from shelves? Hasbro recently pulled Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy after parents complained the doll makes sex noises if you push a button between its legs. A Change.org petition started by mom Jessica McManis shows photos of the Trolls doll with a button between its legs that emotes sexual noises when pressed. 6 Hasbro recently pulled Trolls dolls from shelves Credit: Twitter McManis linked the button and sounds to promoting pedophilia and for instilling children it's okay for others to touch them in private areas. "If you push it, she makes these sounds, like a gasping sound," the mom explains. 6 One Trolls doll could be heard making noises when a button is pushed between its legs Credit: Twitter "Ooh wee ohh" and gasps were heard coming from the doll. Julie Duffy, a spokesperson for Hasbro, said: "This feature was designed to react when the doll was seated, but we recognize the placement of the sensor may be perceived as inappropriate." What other dolls have been controversial? Many dolls for children have been deemed controversial, including LOL Surprise Dolls, Hasbro's Trolls dolls, Barbies, and Bratz. According to Insider, a teen Barbie doll released by Mattel in 1992 was criticized for being sexist after saying phrases like, "Math class is tough!" In 2007, the American Psychological Association's Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls took an aim at Bratz dolls. Child grooming fears over Trolls doll as toy makes 'sex sounds' when you push button between its legs Most read in US News HORRIFYING FIND Couple arrested after baby's body is found in a bucket of TAR in a shed 'IT WAS NEGLECT' Toddler died when parents forgot he was in 90F car & found him next day 'I COULDN'T SAVE HER' Mom who blogged about daughter's 'freak' death gets life for murder Exclusive ROYAL FLUSH Harry & Meg take out £7.25m mortgage on 9-bed, 16-bath pad 'with stripper pole' WIPED OUT New Jersey couple married for 62 years die of coronavirus hours after son, 51 GOT THE POWER Trump's hair washing moans could see shower pressure laws CHANGED The task force's report questioned the "sexualized" clothing the dolls wear, like "miniskirts, fishnet stockings, and feather boas." In 1999, as also noted by Insider, Disney released a Tarzan doll that some people thought looked like it was masturbating. The doll made a "jungle call" sound and moved its arm up and down. The draw of having a doll that gets "dressed" when doused in water is seriously timeless. Back in the '90s, for example, we had Magic Nursery, and now, kids have the infamous L.O.L. Dolls. Not only do L.O.L. Dolls get dressed when submerged, but they also apparently have strangely graphic genitals, and they also "pee." However, some think there is a much darker side to these dolls, which recently came to light via TikTok. What is the meaning of the symbols on L.O.L dolls? We're doing a deep-dive into the strange theories behind the highly controversial children's toys. Are L.O.L Dolls bad? Pizzagate believers think they're covered in sex trafficking symbols. If you aren't familiar with Pizzagate, it's a right-wing conspiracy theory that's somewhat adjacent to Qanon, which believes that the Democratic Party is essentially involved in a massive, satanic child sex-trafficking ring, according to Esquire. Some who believe in the theory have taken to TikTok to show "sex-trafficking symbols" they've found on their children's L.O.L Dolls, which they say is a plot to desensitize kids to sex at a young age. TikTok user @authorians recorded a video of himself describing an L.O.L Dolls commercial his daughter was watching, saying the ad was embedded with Pizzagate content. He noticed one of the girl dolls was dressed in sexual clothing, also resembling a young boy who was roped into a sex trafficking ring several years ago. In a follow-up video, he noted checkered patterns, which is common in satanism. "These are the role models for our kids... keep that in mind," he says. Similarly, TikTok user @sueanngentry recorded herself submerging a doll in water, and pulling it out to see her wearing lingerie. "You guys see this? This is not fake," she says. Her next video showed her submerging the doll, finding it decked out in wings and a devil tail. While these dolls are definitely weird, is there really meaning behind any of it?