Little Mermaid Doll Calls Child a “Slut”

Well, well, well. Who knew Ariel was a prude? Apparently, if you press the button on the talking Ariel fast enough, the toy cycles through such saccharine phrases as “Life is the bubbles” quickly enough that a secret message is revealed. “You’re a slut!”

From ABC NEWS: The “Little Mermaid Shimmering Lights Ariel doll may say something else — “You’re a slut,” according to a California mother whose allegation came to light in a newspaper report.”
Apparently the message is so clear that the woman’s 3-year-old child started repeating it “I was in absolute shock,” said Herrera, “especially after my daughter repeated it.”

Mattel has asked Herrera to return the doll, and the company has offered her a voucher for a toy of equal value.

There’s video of the doll. We couldn’t hear it, but, you know, listen for yourself. There are no plans to recall little Ariel.—MEGHANN MARCO

Mom: Talking Doll Called My Daughter ‘a Slut’ [ABC NEWS via Table of Malcontents]

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  1. MarcAnthony says:

    I want one!!!!!
    Wonder what she will say if you squeeze her somewhere else!?

  2. infinitysnake says:

    I have a little princess fiona doll that yelps “What kind of knight are you!” when you squeeze her below the waist…

  3. LordSkippy says:

    I’m positive it said “Paul is dead” or was that “kill your parents”?

  4. SexCpotatoes says:

    O…kay, I heard, “You’re a wonderful friend.”

  5. Triteon says:

    Damn, I heard “Paul is dead” too!

  6. Ha! I still have my Teletubby ‘Po’, that says ‘Faggot, Faggot’

    [It actually says ‘fiddit, fiddit’, but it sounds an awful lot like the f-bomb]

  7. RogueSophist says:

    This is ridiculous. It sounds like gibberish.

  8. RandomHookup says:

    But is she? Cause that would be super perceptive for a little plastic doll.

  9. dwarf74 says:

    I’ll just say I doubt it. I’m thinking this is people interpreting gibberish. (See: Genie in Aladdin theoretically saying “take off your clothes” when the line is really “take off and go!”)

    I’ll bet if you had people who didn’t know what they were “supposed” to hear listen to this, they wouldn’t pick it up.

  10. Derek, IN says:

    People can hear whatever they want when they listen hard enough to something.

  11. homerjay says:

    Sounds like “Mrs. Celsordall” is just looking for some attention and something to bitch about.

  12. Anonymously says:

    That’s the biggest pile of bullshit. I can barely understand what the doll is saying when they aren’t screwing with the button.

  13. Tzvi_Katowitz says:

    Once again, somebody hears or sees something that is meant to tarnish the name of a family-friendly company.

    This reminds me of the lady who accused one of the three little pigs of walking up to her and squeezing her breasts while at Disneyland. The case was tossed when Disney showed that the suit had nothing but stubs for the arms, and therefore the arms were not moveable. No moveable arms, no way said arms were squeezing a woman’s breasts.

  14. Michael says:

    If Disney had forcibly chopped my tail off and replaced it with some Wonder-Glo prosthetic, I’d probably be a little pissy too.

  15. Solo says:

    You don’t hear anything unless you have read the headline and then watch the video. Then you can carefully place the weird screechy sounds where the you’re a slut syllables would fall.

    Honnestly I could also make out turn to pot and you are in a rut just as well.

  16. notlazyjustdontcare says:

    This must be Disney’s response to BESLUT chair from IKEA.

  17. Smashville says:

    I hear “You’re a wonderful friend…”

    And the “You’re a slut” is just “You’re a wonderful friend” starting over and over and over…

  18. akling4 says:

    you can hear ariel’s dirty words a lot better if you take out your old vhs of the movie and look at the dick castle on the cover

  19. Nancy Sin says:

    I’m more disturbed by the HERE IT COMES… loading text on the ABC Video.

  20. acambras says:

    Wasn’t Little Mermaid also the one where the guy marrying Ariel and the Prince allegedly got a boner during the ceremony?

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  22. Plaid Rabbit says:

    Anyone find it it ironic that ABC, a subsidiary of Disney, is reporting this?

  23. dantsea says:

    All my Little Mermaid doll does is make bitchy comments about what I wear to work.