Alright, let’s say you were crazy enough to get your kids Play-Doh for Christmas. (Seriously, are you insane? Or do you just like cleaning up dried out bits of stinky dough?) You may have ended up with a toy set which, apparently, looks a lot like a penis. Now from pictures, I agree, that looks like a penis for sure, and I love a good penis joke as well as the next person, but how far do you take it?
It seems many parents took it pretty far as Play-Doh was pushed to recall the set and offer replacements on any that were purchased stating,
“We have heard some consumer feedback about the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain playset and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool. Should any consumer want a replacement extruder for this item, they can contact Hasbro’s Customer Service Department at 800-327-8264.”
And to that I have to say, grow the fuck up. Excuse my language, but seriously, it is a toy, for children, who chances are did not see a penis, they saw a toy. You saw a penis. Why couldn’t you just laugh about that internally and be happy with the joy it brought? Why make it into some big deal that costs a reputable company money and reputation? You do know recalls hurt companies?
Next, let me just direct you to Amazon’s sale page for this item, which by the way costs less than $20. You’ll note in the images, you can see the offending extruder tool. So, either you knew it was there or you shopped without paying attention. It’s also on the front of the box. It’s not even small—right side, all purple and penis-like. So, again, why are you taking this out on Play-Doh? Maybe just maybe they had a designer who really was young enough at heart they didn’t see a penis until thousands of dirty-minded whiny tits pointed it out—as if that’s what’s perverting their children—and it was some sort of horrible crime against nature.
No, I tip my hat to Play-Doh for being willing to recall a product for no damn good reason, and shake a shame-on-you finger at all these parents who can’t grow up.