Political Correctness Gone Mad over Kinder Egg Toy Jan 12, 2019 15:11:15 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Jan 12, 2019 15:11:15 GMT -5
Political Correctness Gone Mad over Kinder Egg Toy
Parents are outraged over a limited edition Kinder Egg toy which they have deemed “racist.” What shocked these overly-sensitive parents? A plastic cartoon egg holding three balloons with a “K” for “Kinder” stamped on each. Horrors! Surely every toddler who saw the toy will be scarred for life!
Kimberley of Victoria Australia, declared she was “sickened” at the thought of her 15-month-old son playing with such a thing. “This is a massive oversight that anyone could have seen,” she posted on parenting website Kidspot. “It’s also hard to find something to say as the initials of Kinder Surprise aren’t KKK. It raises questions as to what the company supports and if this is subliminal marketing,” she continued.
Another woman shared a photo of the toy on Facebook with the the comment, “Look what my niece (of mixed race) just found in her Kinder Surprise - KKK ... what on earth Kinder?”
Truddy Williams piped in with: “Well after treating my boy to a kinder surprise today I had to remove this racist toy from his hands. My boy was so distressed but I can not let him carry a toy like this. Omg I really can’t believe this could actually be sold shame on you.” (Williams should be more concerned about the fact she never learned to use punctuation than her kid’s toy!)
Ferrero, the Italian confectionery company that makes Kinder Joy, claims it never intended the toy to be offensive and indicated the trauma-inducing object was part of the limited edition collection to celebrate 50 years. The company told the public the children’s toy has been destroyed and withheld from other markets. “We sincerely apologize for any offense caused due to the inference of how the three K’s read together on this toy,” the Ferrero spokesperson continued. “To offer some explanation of how this toy came to be, initially, it was designed with one balloon with a ‘K’ on it. However, two more were added to provide a more robust structure, as the safety and quality of our toys is of the utmost importance. We had absolutely no intention to make any other associations and we truly apologize to our consumers for any unintentional offense caused. We do not support this organization in any way. The K on the balloons was solely meant to represent Kinder. We are revisiting our internal processes to ensure something like this cannot happen again.”
Ferrero did not offer to provide counseling for those infants and toddlers who saw and played with the horrifying “KKK” toy once they are old enough to understand what they saw, or for their parents who suffered the trauma of seeing their children playing with the offensive toy.
Sources: Fox News and The Sun.