PARENTS have been sharing their outrage at unpacking LOL Surprise dolls with their kids to discover the boy dolls have genitals.
In order to encourage boys to play with dolls, toy manufacturer MGA Entertainment, which are also behind Bratz, introduced male dolls.
In keeping with the surprise element of the dolls, kids have no idea which gender doll they are getting until it is unboxed.
However, parents have taken to social media to say they were surprise the male dolls have a sculptured penis and testicles in the genital area, where the girl dolls have a hole.
Some branded the addition “disgusting” and others said it wasn’t appropriate for younger kids.
One mum wrote on Facebook: “Very inappropriate for a toy that states ages 3+. We won’t be buying anything LOL again.”
Another said on Twitter: “Why the f*** do the male LOL Surprise dolls have male genitals!?!? And detailed af too!?!?”
And one added: “Considering the majority of your consumers are little girls, I suggest this change IMMEDIATELY. Such a HUGE fail; please keep the genital area FLAT.”
MGA Entertainments explained that the feature has been added to reflect real life, but in a kid-appropriate way.
The company said on social media: “With the introduction of the ultra-rare Punk Bois the brand will now be universally gender-inclusive for both girls and boys.
“For many years the toy industry has been moving towards dolls that are more ‘real’ and anatomically correct.
“We believe this trend is here to stay and we will continue to lead the charge in toys becoming more gender-inclusive.
“We think boys will be excited to have a doll that looks like them.
“Also, many of our girl fans have brothers of their own and will be excited their LOL Surprise dolls have a ‘real’ brother, just like they do.”
While some parents were upset at the design of the male dolls, others couldn’t see the issue.
One wrote: “Parents are offended by body parts? There’s nothing offensive about this, teach your kids proper terms and that yes, there ARE difference.”
And another pointed out as a joke that the company had simply delivered on the name and given customers a surprise.
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