The world’s first transgender children’s doll which has a penis hidden under the dress has caused outrage with parents when spotted in a Russian toy store.
Pictures of the doll have gone viral – who features a penis and dress – after it was spotted on sale at Planeta Igrushek (Planet of Toys), which is a shop in the city of Novosibirsk, Siberia.
The images show a doll which has blonde hair in pigtails and female facial features.
The doll is wearing a red and yellow polka dot dress which underneath appears to have male genitalia.
The doll is the first of its kind and was spotted in Russia, it’s considered to be one of the first child transgender dolls in the world.
The transgender doll has caused controversy in Argentina when it went on sale at Toys R Us in 2018. Not long after this, Mattel announced a gender-neutral Barbie doll.
Due to the debate over the doll, many people went to the comments to share their views.
One commented: “Is it okay to produce toys like that for children?”
Another added: “All they have to do is a buy a medical tool kit and the kid can learn how to amputate.”
However, many were unimpressed by the transgender doll despite it being forward-thinking.
One user wrote: “I think it is really what is going on in this child’s parent’s head.”
Whilst another was in denial about the doll’s purpose and said: “Have you considered that it could simply be a manufacturing defect? Or they accidentally put a female head on a male body?”
Although many people are assuming that it is the absolute first transgender doll, they are mistaken.
In 2014, a fairy toy was released in Argentina that shocked parents after one confused mum posted it to her Facebook account, revealing it had male genitals.
Another mum didn’t realise until her three-year-old daughter discovered what appeared to be male genitalia under the dress whilst playing.
The toy was produced in China and was purchased from an Argentian wholesale named ‘Once’.
The doll caused mass shock and debate across Argentina, with one member of the product explaining: “It’s very difficult to give an opinion because I’m conscious that it’s a taboo subject in society… but yes, obviously, it’s shocking.”
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