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elbanditoroso's avatar

Is this another example of people seeing sexual imagery when it really isn't there?

Asked by elbanditoroso (28884points) December 31st, 2014

Hasbro cake decorating tool link

is now being recalled because of its resemblance (in some peoples’ minds) to a phallus.

I think that if you want to see it, it’s there. ...

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ragingloli's avatar

No balls, no cock.

hearkat's avatar

I saw the photo in social media before I read the headline, and I thought it looked like a ribbed condom. It resembles that more than any cake decorating tools I’ve seen or used.

livelaughlove21's avatar

When I first saw it, I thought it was a sex toy. Maybe I do have a dirty mind, but that thing looks like a cock.

picante's avatar

Any tubular apparatus that ejects stuff looks and acts like a phallus. This one does have a particularly good resemblance to the real deal.

prairierose's avatar

Well, to me it certainly looks like a penis, even seems to have a foreskin. :)

Dutchess_III's avatar

Even the little slit on the end looks penile.

Fools. Don’t they know that the only time sex sells is if it’s about women.

jca's avatar

I agree with all of the above.

Saw it on FB today and I agreed then. I also don’t know how it passed any product manufacturers, marketing executives and higher ups when it was put on market.

Coloma's avatar

It does look like a penis but hardly comparable to a bare assed child lying across a sneering Santas lap.

ragingloli's avatar

It is worse!
Imagine how it is going to be filled with white creamy frosting.

Coloma's avatar

^^^ Now that’s funny..score #1 for @ragingloli

Adagio's avatar

@prairierose Foreskin you reckon? I thought it looked distinctly circumcised.

prairierose's avatar

Well, maybe or just a loose circumcision when part of the foreskin is retained. @Adagio Regardless it still looks like a penis.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I think it is first and foremost a US thing to see it sexually. I think it resembles a dildo or a syringe more than a penis, but one can see in it what they want. I guess similar to someone seeing a woman in a micro mini and see a woman wanting sex and not just a woman wearing comfortable cool clothes on a very hot day.

Coloma's avatar

Well…considering we live in a penis saturated society and there is hardly anyone under the age of 80 that hasn’t owned a dildo…it’s a sign of the times that’s all.
It does look like a syringe too but a little more phallic, could be a de-worming syringe for a horse. haha

Coloma's avatar

Maybe the slogan of ” bake with it in the morning, masturbate with it at bedtime.” lol

jca's avatar

It’s for Play Doh.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central It looks more like a dildo than a penis? And what exactly is a dildo supposed to look like? Also, there is nothing comfortable about a “micro mini.”

@Coloma “there is hardly anyone under the age of 80 that hasn’t owned a dildo”

…source? Good to know I’m rare.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m rare too.

bob_'s avatar

Balls or no balls, that most definitely looks like a dick.

Coloma's avatar

@livelaughlove21
@Dutchess_III

LOL..well you can form an elite club, the TDV club The dildo virgins haha

livelaughlove21's avatar

Never had much use for a dildo. I’d prefer a toy that does something a real penis can’t. Otherwise, I’ll take the real thing.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I didn’t see the sexual angle till the question came up. I hope this wasn’t in the play-doh factory we gave to my nephew. But it really gave me a great idea for a Human Centipede movie sequel, but on a larger scale. Eww, grossed myself out. :)

Coloma's avatar

@livelaughlove21 But of course, perhaps I should be more clear, a vibrating dildo. Otherwise agreed, no point in it. Now…let;s talk turbo jets in the hot tub, no man can compete. lol
Our party is in full swing here, just hiding out for a few seconds. haha

ucme's avatar

Haha, I bet the facefuckers just lapped this shit up, some people are not happy until they find something/anything to be offended by/complain about.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Coloma Since I discovered the joys of good water pressure in the bathtub, I’m not sure I have much use for my husband. :)

Darth_Algar's avatar

Sure, it looks dick-like. It’s also probably not something the kid would ever notice or grasp until the adult makes a big deal out of it.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I totally agree with @ucme and @Darth_Algar on this, I don’t think the average kid would even notice this but it does give the adults and parents something to be offended by and bitch about.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I followed the links to the fb page…some parents were outraged, but many were laughing their butts off, and agreed, the kid was clueless. One parent even gave kudos to the ad team. :D
‘Murica and our genitalia obsession. One minute we’re holding the genitalia up in the spot light, the next we’re hiding it in shame. Smh.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Genitalia FTW!

I’m not a parent, but I’d find it funny. If my kid is young enough to still be using Play-Doh and notices that this thing looks like a penis, then how is that Play-Doh’s fault?

Dutchess_III's avatar

If they designed it to resemble a penis, which it looks like they did, then it’s their “fault.” But I have to agree with the one parent that said, “Brilliant advertising!” Look at all the attention it’s getting!

Darth_Algar's avatar

@Dutchess_III

Indeed. Play-Doh almost seems relevant again.

Coloma's avatar

I agree with @livelaughlove21 I’d find it funny too, I doubt a preschooler would make that association but the parents would. lol
When my daughter was little her dad used to leave her Barbis in obscene positions on the side of the bath tub. She never got it but I’d have a good laugh over my ex’s Barbi posing. haha

SQUEEKY2's avatar

@Coloma I did that with my little sisters Barbi she had Barbi and Ken sitting on a couch and I put barbi’s hand down Kens pants and forgot about it, a little while later my sister saw it and freaked, my Mom couldn’t stop laughing but had to give me pretend shit for my sisters sake.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I learned about sex via my neighbor’s Barbie and Ken.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@Dutchess_III – I thought that Ken dolls were not anatomically complete.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Especially not in early 60’s! They just showed me the position. They made me promise not to tell anyone, so I went home and asked my Mom about it. She explained the rest. It was really puzzling to me, until I was about 13 and saw a stallion mount a mare. “Oh! It gets hard!”

livelaughlove21's avatar

My barbies were very naughty. Ken was a very satisfied man with all the ladies regularly servicing him. My two Kens also had a questionable relationship.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I used to convince my Barbie to take her clothes off and then I’d push her over the cliff (off the bed.) What the hell was I watching on TV, I wonder?

SQUEEKY2's avatar

@livelaughlove21 All I can say is LMFO! great answer.

Coloma's avatar

I remember laughing with my ex when my SIL gave her 1960’s, Barbi collection to my daughter. One piece was a huge boudoir set up with folding beds, vanities, closets, all in pink and black and white. I called it the Barbi brothel. I remember my ex and I laughing when our daughter, about age 4–5 asked “Mommy what’s a brothel?”

“Oh, it’s just another name for a really fancy bedroom honey.” lol

livelaughlove21's avatar

Good thing she never told anyone she wanted to turn her bedroom into a brothel for her birthday. :)

Dutchess_III's avatar

Could be a goldmine! You ever get them appraised, @Coloma?

Coloma's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Haha…true.
@Dutchess_III Yes, I mean no, not appraised but she still has most of them. Someday maybe go to a grandbaby, maybe. :-)

Dutchess_III's avatar

Could be worth millions!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Or not

Hey…they came out with a little sister. What was her name?

Coloma's avatar

^^^ Skipper. They also had a Skipper that had growing boobs I think. Yes…I found it! lol

www.youtube.com/watch?v=axsHS_HZjlQ

Coloma's avatar

Turn her arm she grows an inch and sprouts boobs. LMAO.

jca's avatar

I remember when I was little, someone gave me Sonny and Cher dolls (would be nice to have them now). When I opened them, my aunts and cousins tore the clothes off Sonny to see if he was anatomically correct.

jca's avatar

I remember when my sister was little, there was an issue with the original “The Little Mermaid” artwork. The rocks that Ariel and the Prince sat on were distinctly looking like a penis with balls. My sister had the puzzle, and I checked it out and there it was, lo and behold, the penis and balls that Ariel sat on. I heard that it was caught by Disney execs who probably fired the artist and they then changed the rocks. I bet if someone has original “Little Mermaid” puzzles or posters or anything with the original artwork, it may be worth some bucks. If you have it in your house, check it out. This was about 22 years ago.

ragingloli's avatar

why would they have a problem with rocks shaped like a penis, when the entire story is bestiality.
arielle is not human, but some sort of mutant fish.

Coloma's avatar

@jca Haha..Sonny & Cher…talk about a time warp, hadn’t thought about them in years. I remember watching their show in the late 60’s or early 70’s.

Dutchess_III's avatar

♪ I got you babe! ♫

I could never figure out how such a short, rather goofy guy could get someone as beautiful as Cher!

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

^ A very big redacted, a very talented redacted, or a bank account as large as his redacted.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Actually, she did love him.

ragingloli's avatar

Maybe she just had a really twisted fetish.

ragingloli's avatar

Watch this
this video should be banned

elbanditoroso's avatar

The middle kid is way too young to handle a knife that large.

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