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Play-Doh's Facebook Appears To Be Deleting Comments From Parents About Its New Penis-Shaped Toy

Some parents have said that Play-Doh's new phallic-shaped play set ruined their Christmas. The company now says it plans to update the design.

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...which many people have realized looks an awful lot like a penis.

I salute the designers who somehow managed to get this Play-Doh icing maker past their bosses. http://t.co/cRCnsEMmmo

Saladin Ahmed@saladinahmedFollow

I salute the designers who somehow managed to get this Play-Doh icing maker past their bosses. http://t.co/cRCnsEMmmo

8:23 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Concerned parents have been posting photos of the cake mountain play set's alleged penis on the Play-Doh Facebook page.

I dunno if anyone else follows Play-Doh on Facebook but you should cause they're doing some serious damage control

El Clarko@Fatgoldfish4Follow

I dunno if anyone else follows Play-Doh on Facebook but you should cause they're doing some serious damage control

9:37 AM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But users began noticing that the moderators of the Facebook page were deleting the comments and photos.

Play doh is deleting photos of its Cake Mountain topper. Snort.

DearAuthor@dearauthorFollow

Play doh is deleting photos of its Cake Mountain topper. Snort.

10:06 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The toy, and Play-Doh's response, was so controversial it made the local news. Tulsa, Oklahoma's, KTUL interviewed parents who felt it was too phallic.

This come with cake mountain play-doh set 4 kids, #Hmmm

Jason Householder@HouseholderJFollow

This come with cake mountain play-doh set 4 kids, #Hmmm

2:05 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"We have heard some consumer feedback about the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain play set and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool," a Hasbro spokesperson told KTUL reporters.

.@PlayDoh nice job including a dildo shaped implement in cake mountain. Happy holidays!

TK@teehomFollow

.@PlayDoh nice job including a dildo shaped implement in cake mountain. Happy holidays!

10:59 AM - 30 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Play-Doh's parent company, Hasbro, said in a statement Tuesday that it would change the toy's design.

"We have heard some consumer feedback about the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain playset and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool," the company said on Facebook. "Should any consumer want a replacement extruder for this item, they can contact Hasbro's Customer Service Department at 800-327-8264."

(H/T: Oh No They Didn't)

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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