Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll

Talina Evans says her 7-year-old daughter's foul-mouthed talking Barbie drops F-bombs in addition to espousing its love of "makeovers."

By Ben Hooper
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CARDIFF, Wales, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Maybe it's a prototype for a realistic sailor Barbie.

A Welsh mother said she was shocked when her daughter's talking Barbie doll blurted out a profane expression -- a four-letter euphemism for fornication.


Talina Evans, 25, of North Wales, said the Mattel doll, purchased at a local Home Bargains store, is designed to say several expressions including "to the salon" and "I love a makeover," but she took the toy away from her daughter, Demileigh, when she heard it blurt out "what the" followed by a popular four-letter profanity.

"We hadn't really paid that much attention to it or what it was saying," Evans said.

"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," she said. "She was disappointed, of course, but she understood that it is wrong to swear and so the doll had to go."

A Mattel representative said the company is investigating Evans' complaint.

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