Popular children’s L.O.L dolls sold at Kmart are under scrutiny again

Bianca Stone, from Queensland, bought the L.O.L Surprise! doll from a local Coles for her daughter on Monday before getting an X-rated surprise.

The line, marketed for children aged six and up, features little girl figurines that are stylised to look like adults.

Disturbing sexualised outfits appear on dolls bodies once dipped into icy water, including shackles around the wrists, nipple coverings, skimpy underwear, tattoos, suspenders, long black boots and body nets.

Louise Newman, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, said the dolls fall into a longstanding culture in marketing practices of sexualising young children.

She said the practice is dangerous as it can de-sensitive children to adult sexuality, potentially making them more vulnerable to predators.

Source: Popular children’s L.O.L dolls sold at Kmart are under scrutiny again | Daily Mail Online

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