Makeover toy

Parents are outraged by this makeover toy. Image via Twitter: @ToyshopUK

Makeover toy slammed by angry parents for ‘sending the wrong message’

‘As if children need any more ways to flatten their confidence,’ wrote one mom about the makeover toy that has gone viral.

Makeover toy

Parents are outraged by this makeover toy. Image via Twitter: @ToyshopUK

Parents across the world have been left seriously reeling. This is after a toy became available online that allows children to do a makeover. The doll that needs a makeover comes in a dressing gown, messy makeup, and wild hair. Parents now say it is “sending the wrong message’ to children.

FailFix fail: Makeover doll comes under fire

The Failfix doll is the latest addition to Amazon’s toy section and many internet parents are not happy about it. The doll basically gives children the opportunity to do a makeover.

Many people are not happy with the doll and claim that it sends the wrong message to children – especially little girls with body dysmorphic disorders.

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The doll comes in a dressing gown, wild hair, and smudged lipstick. Also inside the box are the tools to “fix” her from the “bottom to the top”.

“HELP! @PreppiPosh needs a #STYLESAVIOR! Take Over the Makeover and give her a total head-to-toe transformation,” the description says on Amazon’s website.

Woke mums slam makeover doll

Many social media parents have since flocked to the internet to slam Australian company Moose Toys, the company behind the “insensitive” toy. A lot of them have questioned whether any thought went into how the toy would affect children.

“Well, that’s something I can’t unsee. Who the hell thought that was an okay idea? And how many focus groups did it get through?!,” commented one in an IOL article.

@DanniiLMoon wrote:

“WTAF is this? A makeover doll set for 6yo’s. As if children in this day and age need any more ways to flatten their confidence or make them feel like they’re not good enough you add a #failfix toy to make their doll look prettier. Shame on you. And shame @Tesco for selling it.”

The toy company speaks out

Moose Toys has since denied making the toy to discriminate against or stereotype anyone. They also clarified that Failfix is about a failed makeover, not someone who has failed in life.

“FailFix is all about the transformation of a failed makeover, not a failed person.”

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