A Texas mother is angry that a doll many parents believe says a curse word is still available on store shelves. Rose Pickens said at first she was not sure who said the foul word she heard.
“You crazy ‘B’ and ‘B’ is not like bad or ball,” Pickens said. “It’s the B word, rhymes with witch.”
According to Pickens, the curse word came from one of the “You and Me Interactive Play & Giggle Triplet Dolls” her daughter was playing with, sold only at Toys ‘R’ Us stores. The dolls made headlines last fall for what many parents said is foul language.
Since then, Toys ‘R’ Us has left the dolls on its store shelves. Pickens called the toy retailer to complain. “I actually expected them to be shocked,” Pickens said. “The manager acknowledged that he had heard that this doll does curse and that they had no plans of removing them from the shelves.”
The store manager offered to give Pickens store credit for the dolls, since she purchased them more than 90 days ago and no longer had a receipt. “It’s not the money,” Pickens said. “It has nothing to do with money. It’s about the principle that we’re teaching our kids bad language.