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|Parent Power Scuppers Pussycat Dolls Toy Scheme |
- Too sexy for young kids is the verdict
Toymaker Hasbro has shelved the potentially lucrative product after increasing pressure from parenting groups.
Josh Golin, from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, said:
"Parents were instantly upset about it. They are scantily clad. Their lyrics are sexual."
The protests to stop the toys hitting stores started last Monday. By Wednesday morning the manufacturing company had received around 2,000 letters and e-mails of complaint.
The plastic versions of the chart-topping band - which were due to go on sale later this year and were aimed at children as young as 6 - were due to retail for USD15 each.
Another campaigner - Lisa Flythe, who has a 4-year-old daughter - has welcomed the decision to scrap the dolls.
She told the New York Daily: "Every single person I
spoke to was shocked that this would even be considered. It could be an appropriate adult entertainment product, but definitely not for kids.
"Once the juggernaut starts rolling, it can be hard to stop it."
The Pussycat Dolls' first hit, Don't Cha, was slammed last year for its overtly sexual content including lyrics about group sex.
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