Walmart, the large U.S. retailer, removed from its website a cactus-shaped doll that sings in Polish about cocaine use, suicide, and other depressive topics, after receiving repeated complaints about it for months.
A Polish grandmother, Ania Tanner, bought it for her 15-month-old granddaughter and upon hearing it was shocked into thinking it was some sort of joke, she recounted, according to CTV News Nov. 23.
“It just so happens that I am Polish and when I started to listen to the songs and I heard the words, It’s about taking five grams of cocaine and being alone … It’s a very depressing song,” reiterated Tanner.
She also believes Walmart should not sell that toy, so she demanded her money back, and wants to avoid such unpleasantness for other customers.
“I just don’t want anybody before Christmas to think this is a great toy and go online and have the same thing happen, that happened to me,” Tanner added.
The cactus was promoted as an educational toy through Walmart’s website, singing songs in English, Spanish and Polish. It cost $26.
The Internet user @lisamahapatra, presents a video clip in which she presents the controversial toy that she apparently bought for her daughter without knowing what it said, and denounced in a tweet on November 28 that it was still being sold on Amazon.
“Bought my daughter a dancing cactus toy…that appears to be singing and dancing to a polish song about cocaine addiction?”
Some Twitter users who responded to her lamented the situation. Netizen @Wright3027Doris did so.
“So sad Our world is into I don’t care, do what I wanna, say or sing what I won’t be what I want,” he wrote in his response to @lisamahapatra.
It was also sold in Europe from the Amazon page and generated complaints from those who considered the lyrics inappropriate for a children’s toy.
Investigations established that this cactus was produced in a factory located in China, where they used the song of the Polish rapper Cypis violating his intellectual property, for which he expressed that he planned to take legal action against the manufacturers.
On the other hand, it is noted that several toy manufacturers have changed the designs of their products, in what seems to be an attempt to indoctrinate children in progressive trends.
In this regard, LEGO announced in May the launch of its “Everyone is Awesome” collection for children, in allegory of “Gay Pride month.”
According to the toy’s designer, the conventional gay pride flag was expanded with the colors of the transgender flag that includes pink, light blue and white, representing those who are non-binary, transitioning or intersex.
In addition, two more black and brown stripes and figures were added to “represent the broad diversity of all within the LGBTQIA+ community.”
Recall that the plus sign (+) within that “broad diversity” they refer to is frightening, as it can even include pedophilia.
For its part, toymaker Hasbro Inc. said in February that it was scrapping the “Mr.” branded Mr. Potato Head and instead introduced a set with enough plastic potatoes, renamed “Potato Head” to be ‘more inclusive,’ that comes with accessories, so kids can create “all kinds of families,” Fox Business said.