Wusssy Walmart pulls children's toy that swears and sings in Polish about doing cocaine

Wusssy Walmart pulls children's toy that swears and sings in Polish about doing cocaine

TORONTO -- An Ontario grandmother who bought an educational toy for her 15-month-old granddaughter was shocked when the dancing cactus started swearing and singing about doing cocaine.
"This toy uses swear words and talking about cocaine use," Ania Tanner told CTV News Toronto. "This is not what I ordered for my granddaughter."
The cactus was sold on Walmart’s website as an educational toy for about $26 and sings songs in English, Spanish and Polish.

But Tanner, who is Polish, said when she listened to the Polish lyrics, the cactus was singing about doing cocaine, drug abuse, suicide, depression and used profanities. 
"It just so happens that I am Polish and when I started to listen to the songs and I heard the words," she said. "I was in shock. I thought what is this some kind of joke?"
The song is by Polish Rapper Cypis, who is reportedly unaware his song was used by the Chinese manufacturer of the children's toy. 
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"It's about taking five grams of cocaine and being alone … It's a very depressing song," Tanner said
This singing cactus toy was also sold in Europe through Amazon and in July 2021 other families also noticed and complained about the lyrics that many felt were inappropriate for a children’s toy.
The Polish artist said he planned to take legal action against the Chinese company for using his song without permission. 
CTV News Toronto was unable to contact Cypis or the manufacturer for comment.
Tanner said she feels Walmart should not be selling the toy and wants a refund. 
Walmart told CTV News Toronto they take this customer complaint concern seriously.
"These items are sold by a third-party seller on our marketplace website. We are removing the items while we look into this complaint further," a Walmart spokesperson told CTV News Toronto.
That was a relief for Tanner who said “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."
Some families may already have the dancing cactus toy and if they don’t speak Polish, they wouldn’t know what it was saying.
Complaints with the toy go back almost five months so it’s not clear why the toy is still being sold. 

Original article published by CTV News, found here


MY RESPONSE

When I shared this article to my acidmath community, many people stated how they would have bought the doll, and how now they have to figure out other options for holiday shopping. While a cactus rapping about cocaine usage is inherently funny, most people dont have a sense of humor. Most people think their kids are angels and have never heard of such a drug, but guess what, they are on youtube; they know. 

The elderly have no idea what media the kids these days are consuming, esp when theres reports of kids as young as 4 who watch porn on the phone. I bet they would have sold millions more of these to stoners and cocaine users if they kept them on the shelf. Drug users need to buy presents too. Stop catering to old people who may mean well, are completely out of the loop about whats funny and cool to a kid. 

Rapping about snorting 5 grams is depressing?
No, complaining about this whole thing and making Walmart pull down the first druggy fan favorite doll is depressing. 
In my opinion, they should make an English speaking one. 
I would guarantee you, they would sell millions of them. 
Companies need to stop pretending they care about morality, and start making fucked up funny toys for adults to laugh at. 

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