Photo Credit: Toys "R" Us
When you’re shopping for holiday trinkets for the littlest ones on your list, lead paint and choking hazards are just the beginning of your worries. Like, for instance, you might buy your daughter or niece a sweet-faced talking baby doll that turns out to swear like a drunken sailor.
What? It happens. Apparently at least one of the You & Me Interactive Play & Giggle Triplet Dolls has a serious potty-mouth on her, dropping f-bombs and calling one of her siblings what sounds suspiciously like “you crazy b*tch.” Obviously parents are freaking out, even though a spokesperson for Toys “R” Us, which sells the dolls, insists the sounds are nothing more than innocent “baby babble” (perhaps implying some sort of pathology in the parents who are hearing something profane?).
When I first heard about this story -- especially the part where some lawyer is suing Toys “R” Us on charges of misrepresentation, negligence and breach of contract -- I assumed it was probably just some prudish mom overreacting (again). Then I listened to clip after clip of the foul-mouthed little babes, and I was actually shocked. (For the record, it takes a lot to shock me.) In my opinion, there’s not an ounce of ambiguity about it. These vulgar tots sound like a trio of tiny extras on a Scorsese set.
Take a listen for yourself:
As of now, Toys “R” Us says it won’t stop selling the dolls (which retail for $39.99 for the set), but will give a refund to anyone who isn’t completely satisfied with the toy. You know, parents like me who are totally *&#%$ uptight.