Play-Doh Comes Under Fire for Deleting Complaints About a Toy That Looks Like This
It’s generally not considered to be the smartest business practice for a company to delete negative reviews and comments from their customers. But that’s what Play-Doh has been doing, after they started facing major backlash over a toy for children that looks suspiciously x-rated.
I dunno if anyone else follows Play-Doh on Facebook but you should cause they're doing some serious damage control pic.twitter.com/TooleS5PgE
— El Clarko (@Fatgoldfish4) December 29, 2014
Play doh is deleting photos of its Cake Mountain topper. Snort. pic.twitter.com/Ske8JjU9eu
— DearAuthor (@dearauthor) December 30, 2014
Earlier this year, Hasbro got swamped with complaints that the extruder for Play-Doh’s Cake Mountain toy looked like a very fancy translucent dildo, but according to Uproxx, they didn’t do much to address the problem. Okay, they did two things: 1) offer offended parents alternative toys, and 2) today, started deleting all the Facebook posts containing photos of said extruder.
Seriously, it’s very dildo-ish.
Here’s a question: how did these even get to the point of being for sale without anyone at Play-Doh stopping and saying, “hey, wait a minute, this toy looks a lot like a dildo?” If ever there was an epic fail by a children’s company, this was it.