Walmart dancing cactus removed after teaching children about cocaine in Polish

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Something as innocent as a dancing cactus toy is spinning parents’ heads across Canada, and Walmart Canada has made efforts to remove the cute but spooky toy from shelves after customers noticed extremely inappropriate content. for age.

Some in search of a fun holiday toy for kids got far more than they expected, seeking answers and refunds after hearing the dancing cactus toys made in China – specifically marketed as suitable for children. children – play a song with references to cocaine and swear words. in Polish.

The toy sings in English, Spanish and Polish, but it is the inclusion of the track “Gdzie jest biaÅ‚y wÄ™gorz?” by Polish rapper Cypis who really ruffles the feathers of worried adults. The title of the song translates to “Where’s the White Eel?” “, With” the white eel “listed on Urban Dictionary as a reference to the lines of cocaine.

The since-deleted listing for the dancing cactus toy on Walmart.ca.

In an interview with CTV News Toronto, grandparents Ania Tanner said, “This toy uses swear words and talks about cocaine use. It’s not what I ordered for my granddaughter.”

This may have gone unnoticed to most parents and grandparents, but Tanner’s Polish origins alerted her to the toy’s adult themes, telling CTV, “I happen to be Polish, and when I started listening to the songs and heard the words, ”she said.

“I was in shock. I thought, what the hell is this joke? Tanner says the lyrics become even more drug-specific, telling CTV, “It’s about taking five grams of cocaine and being alone… It’s a very depressing song.”

Still, some parents are not that crazy. A proud new cactus owner even admits the song is quite catchy.

It’s much easier to learn a new language at a young age, and some even see it (albeit sarcastically) as a learning experience.

And the rapper is apparently well aware of the problem, having posted a similar scandal involving the toy earlier this year on his Instagram. Apparently the song usage is from unrelated meme, although this is not confirmed.

The toy was still available for just under $ 26 (compared to over $ 51, we wonder why) on Walmart.ca on Wednesday night, although the product list was nowhere to be found Thursday morning.

Walmart told CTV that the cactus was “sold by a third-party seller on our Marketplace website” and the company “is removing the items while we investigate this complaint in more detail.”

But if you can handle a few swear words and drugs references and are looking for a wacky toy to surprise a Polish speaking friend, you can still find this hilarious and inappropriate gift at other retailers.

There are dozens of versions of the toy available on Amazon.ca, including a few with similar reviews from shocked adults warning others about references to profanity and cocaine.

It’s only a little disappointing that the dancing cactus toy has become so prevalent in online markets, while a toy with Arnold Schwarzenegger saying his iconic “cocaine” line is still nowhere to be found.



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