A U.K. mother has complained that her 7-year-old's Talkin' Barbie says "What the fuck?" in addition to programmed phrases like "Amaze!" and "I love a makeover!" Is this the work of a disgruntled Mattel employee or has Barbie finally grown sentient and realized how bullshit it is that she works about 50 jobs and all Ken does is sit around the Dreamhouse in boardshorts all day?
Talina Evans, from North Wales, says that her father bought her daughter the doll after the little girl requested it and that the child's "been playing with it constantly ever since."
"We hadn't really paid that much attention to it or what it was saying," she told The Mirror. Then one day when Evans thought she overheard the Barbie say an offensive word.
"We've taken it off her now. We just told her that the doll had been bad and was swearing so it had to go," Evans said, adding that her daughter was "disappointed, of course, but she understood that it is wrong to swear and so the doll had to go."
There's a chance that the malfunction is simply a manufacturing error (it sounds more like Barbie's saying "fuck the puck" than "what the fuck," which — get it together, Babs — makes no sense whatsoever) and Mattel has agreed to look into it. Meanwhile, Barbie will continue saying whatever the fuck she pleases.
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