Matthews 21:16 – King James Version
And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
Psalms 8:2- King James Version
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies that thou mightiest still the enemy and the avenger.
In Matthew 21:16, praise arises from this source; In Psalms 8:2, God ordains strength out of the mouth of babes and sucklings.
I thought I’d heard everything until I stumbled across this video from Khou.com news on CNN. As I watched the video, it brought to mind the old adage, ‘out of the mouth of babes…’. Unlike the babes and sucklings in the two bible verses these babies, specifically doll babies, at least the one in the pink, in no way offer praise and strength.
According to the Houston mother in the video, she bought the trio of baby dolls from the local ‘Toys R Us’. They come in a set and are dubbed the ‘You and Me Interactive Triplet Dolls. They interact alright but imagine this Texas mom’s shock when the one in the pink uttered something that sounded a whole lot like, “you crazy b**ch or crazy b**ch.” Keep in mind these dolls are marketed to three-year-olds on up. While mommy was being videotaped for the story, her baby girl was pushing the little darlings around in their stroller. That someone could deliberately attempt to sully the minds of young girls, barely beyond babies, kept me from laughing.
Evidently this Texas mom is not the only one complaining. ‘Toys R Us’, according to sources, are aware of the controversial doll and has even posted a disclaimer stating it’s all just baby doll babble. In other words, believe them and not your lying ears. An online ad where some of the dolls are sold trumpets, the dolls let girls be girls while pretending to be adults. That they may end up talking like adults is exactly what this mother fears.
Well she’s not having it. She turned down an in-store credit and wants to see the dolls pulled from the shelves. I can’t say that I blame her. I don’t have a daughter, but if I had a three-year-old girl I wouldn’t want her listening to anything that sounded like that coming out of a doll’s mouth. During this age of reality tv children are exposed to enough boils on humanity as it is. Paraphrasing this mother, you don’t want your child growing up thinking such language is the norm rather than the exception.
Just like Janet Jackson apologized for the wardrobe malfunction heard round the world, I think Toys R Us should issue an apology then pull these b**tches from the shelves, and replace with something more suitable if they must have interactive doll babies. Perhaps some cuties that utter something along the line of praise and strength, instead of, ‘crazy b**tches’.