Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays — and if you bought this toy from Walmart, send it back NOW!
Sure, it’s cute and all — BUT it swears and talks about doing cocaine.
This dancing cactus talks and sings in Polish — as well as English and Spanish. It was designed for young children to learn to speak in a new language. But, you probably don’t want your kids singing THESE words.
Walmart has immediately pulled it from their website due to the nature of the complaint. Of course, they didn’t pull it before a couple of the little monsters made it into customers’ hands.
Walmart sells a lot of things through third parties, so it is impossible to keep 100% compliant with policing all of the goods that go up for sale on their site.
Basically, anyone can sell anything on the site — that is how they have such a ginormous virtual platform.
But, that isn’t always a good thing. Toys like this singing cactus make it into little hands, and if a customer wouldn’t have brought the situation to light, they might have never known any different.
“It just so happens that I am Polish and when I started to listen to the songs and I heard the words,” she said. “I was in shock. I thought what is this some kind of joke?”Ania Tanner told CTV News
One of the songs this cute — and a tad bit creepy — cactus sings is by rapper Cypis, who was totally unaware that a Chinese manufacturer had sampled his song for use in the toy.
You probably don’t want your kid repeating the lyrics to this song.
The depressing song — Where is The White Eel — talks about doing cocaine, and isn’t really something you want your tiny tot repeating.
The only thing in my head / is five grams of cocaine, fly away alone / to the edge of oblivion.Cypis, Where is The White Eel lyrics sung by this cactus
Cypis said that he is planning to take legal action against the Chinese company that sampled his song without permission — and I can’t say I blame him.
As for the toy, a spokesperson for Walmart told CTV News Toronto: “These items are sold by a third-party seller on our marketplace website. We are removing the items while we look into this complaint further.”
So, if you were one of the unfortunate purchasers of this singing cactus, you might want to think twice before wrapping it up to go under the tree.
There are funny tweets, of course, saying that people now want this toy more than anything.