Same old story. Godmother buys toy. Kid plays with toy. Toy says "f-- me, rape me." First lead paint, now bad words. Is China to blame? Is it an overactive and dirty adult imagination?
The consumerist reports that Lanette Rodriguez bought her goddaughter a toy for her first birthday.
When the child played the voice scale her own way, she heard a unique message. The problem is how the digital voice singing the scale sounds as it sings the combination Fa-Mi-Re-Mi.
"It's very, very inappropriate," Rodriguez said. "It's very disturbing. It's completely unbelievable, insane, upsetting."
The mother explained that she first got hip to it from her little girl and how she was playing with it.
"She's like fa, fa, fa,' and I was wondering why is she saying that?" Alexis Chacon said. "It was the toy.
"Then she says, ra, ra, ra.' She's too small to learn those kinds of words. It's supposed to be Do-Re-Mi, and it's F-me-rape me."
Of course the first thing that one thinks is that an adult is reading way too much into this. or are they?
KRQE played the offending combination of notes in a video clip on their site. They warn several times that something offensive is coming and that people should hit the mute button. Then the station plays a tone over "Fa" as if it were "Fu--". I'm with the consumerist, it sounded just fine to me.
Mothers want the toy pulled.