Looks harmless right?
Parents are outraged over one piece in the set-- The frosting applicator
Parents outraged after Hasbro made phallic kids' toy for Play Doh cake decorating set
Hasbro is under fire from parents who are outraged over a penis-shaped part in a Play Doh cake decorating set.
The toymaker has been attacked by moms and dads who bought the innocent-looking Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset for their loved ones - and were shocked at the toy's phallic connotations.
The piece in question, which is around the length of a thumb, is a mock frosting applicator, which the company refers to as an 'extruder'. It is one of many parts in the $20 set.
Children are supposed to fill the tube with colored frosting, inset a plunger, then squeeze the synthetic goo out of one end, by pressing down against two protrusions at the base.
Angry consumers flocked to the brand's social media channels to blast the company for the ill-thought out design.
I'm of the opinion that none of this stuff is ever an accident by these companies.
Here's the frosting applicator--