Did Play-Doh’s Penis-Shaped Toy ‘Ruin’ Christmas For Families Everywhere?

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Hasbro Inc.'s Play-Doh logo is seen on an item for sale at a Target Corp. store in Rosemont, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release retail sales data on Oct. 14. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Hasbro Inc.'s Play-Doh logo is seen on an item for sale at a Target Corp. store in Rosemont, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release retail sales data on Oct. 14. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Hasbro Inc.'s Play-Doh logo is seen on an item for sale at a Target Corp. store in Rosemont, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release retail sales data on Oct. 14. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Hasbro Inc.’s Play-Doh logo is seen on an item for sale at a Target Corp. store in Rosemont, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release retail sales data on Oct. 14. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Outraged parents didn’t gain much traction back in November when they began complaining that the extruder for Play-Doh’s Cake Mountain toy looked too much like a penis. Hasbro, the company behind Play-Doh, took no steps to respond, other than to offer complaining parents replacement parts.

However, Play-Doh’s efforts to do damage control after Christmas may result in unintended publicity for the dildo-shaped toy. Play Doh is deleting Facebook posts on its site displaying the extruder, which of course only highlights the “problem.”

Why?
Why?

 

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