Many online users are not finding it funny after the world’s first transgender children’s doll was spotted in a toy store in Russia.
In September 2019, Mattel announced the debut of the first gender-neutral doll line.
LGBTQIA rights activist Jazz Jennings had a doll made of her by the Tonner Doll Company in 2017 which did not feature any genitalia. The doll was welcomed by fellow activists at the time.
The doll which was spotted in Russia was dressed in women’s clothes but with male genitalia, and was seen at the Planeta Igrushek (Planet Of Toys) shop in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk in south-central Russia.
Photos shared online of the doll have sparked outrage in the country.
One user asked: ‘Is it ok to produce toys like that for children?’
Another wrote: “I think it is really terrible what is going on in this child’s parent’s head. Have you considered that it could simply be a manufacturing defect? Or they accidentally put a female head on a male body?”
Another simply wrote: “I believe this is a liberal attempt to change the society.”