Batteries and dollar bills not included.
A grainy Internet photo of an alleged new toy for girls has parents in a tizzy - “Pole Dance,” a doll that, well, dances around a pole. Like a stripper.
In the photo, which first appeared on gadget blog Gizmodo.com, the box for the toy depicts a cherubic, brunette doll in a shiny green dress, clutching a pole with a disco ball on top while standing on a small stage that says “Pole Dancer.”
The simple graphics on the box include the words “Style,” “Flash” “Up and Down” “Go Round and Round” and “Music.”
Whether or not it’s a hoax or a sign of the apocalypse, posters on parenting Web site parentdish.com were aghast over the suggestive doll sending a horrible message to young girls.
“Can you say dieing (sic) civilization. NEXT!!,” read one post. Said another: “It does look pretty real . but it just seems too over the top to be real! I just can’t believe someone would go that far . well, then again, maybe I can.”
“As far as I can tell, it’s a real product,” said Gizmodo.com’s Jesus Diaz. “It didn’t seem Photoshopped to me. It feels more like the typical Chinese-made product you can only find in low cost stores.”