12 On Your Side: Parents complain about doll using foul language

By: Elizabeth Owens Email
By: Elizabeth Owens Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock / Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. -- A Graniteville mother is outraged after listening to a talking baby doll Santa gave her daughter for Christmas.

She says one of the Toys "R" Us "You and Me Interactive Play and Giggle Triplet Dolls" has a potty mouth.

Ciji Johnson says her 4-year-old daughter Ka'Mari asked Santa for the dolls for Christmas.

"That's all she talked about triplets, the babies," she said.

Santa brought little Ka'Mari the dolls for Christmas. The three dolls giggle, cry and say "ma-ma'' and "da-da." Johnson says it took a few days for her to notice that the triplet in pink did more than just babble baby talk.

"She said you crazy b*tch," Johnson said.

Johnson says she was shocked when she heard the innocent-looking doll curse her.

"I threw the baby down and said, 'Oh my God, oh my God,'" she said.

Johnson isn't the only parent to say the doll has a potty mouth. Toys "R" Us has a long list of complaints about the pink "You and Me Interactive Play and Giggle Triplet Dolls."

The company told News 12 in a statement: "We do not sell dolls that curse. We have no plans to take it off the shelf."

Johnson says she is keeping the doll away from her impressionable girls.

"We don't curse in the house in this house. I'm sure not going to bring a doll baby in here and use foul language," she said.

Toy "R" Us says anyone wishing to return the dolls can do so at the store.

Do you want to hear the doll for yourself? Watch the following video and let us know what you think in our comments:


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  • by andrea Location: north augusta on Dec 31, 2011 at 04:57 PM
    Oh yeah the baby doll cursed.
  • by Good Grief Location: evans on Dec 31, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Seriously People? Doll is not cussing......Your hearing what the media is telling you the doll is saying. A quick look on the web reveals what its actually saying.
  • by Felecia Location: South Carolina on Dec 31, 2011 at 03:43 PM
    This doll has a potty mouth. I am sure it is not too hard for TRU to change out the voice mechanism for this doll but replace it until that happens.
  • by Porschea Location: Augusta on Dec 30, 2011 at 08:31 PM
    Oh yeah that doll cursed my 6 year old even said ”omg mommy that dall said the b word”
  • by amy Location: hephzibah on Dec 30, 2011 at 08:27 PM
    the doll is saying ok crazy #$@!% or thats what it sounds like to me. my husband was in the kitchen and he didnt know what i was looking at and i played the video and he even looked up and said "what did that just say" and he repeated what it said soo yea they need to pull the dolls
  • by Janice Location: Hephzibah on Dec 30, 2011 at 08:23 PM
    I strongly agree with the mother that baby doll is cursing. Its saying the B word. OMG
  • by william Location: Waynesboro ga on Dec 30, 2011 at 08:16 PM
    Sounds like the b word to me.If my little girl had it. It would go back to the store.
  • by Lisa Location: Augusta on Dec 30, 2011 at 08:16 PM
    It sounds like the baby said "look here you crazy b****"
  • by Brittany Location: Grovetown on Dec 30, 2011 at 08:16 PM
    That is crazy it really says it how could they something like this!!! Im glad i didnt buy it i would be getting something done!!!
  • by Bianca Location: Aiken,sc on Dec 30, 2011 at 07:49 PM
    Toys r us is wrong if u dont have a reciept then they wont even take anything back or give you a store credit everyone needs to stop shopping there



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