WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Outrage as first transgender kids' doll with penis and dress spotted in toy shop
The small doll has divided Russians after it was spotted in the Planeta Igrushek (Planet Of Toys) shop in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk
The doll – pictured with a penis and wearing a dress – sparked debate after being spotted in a Siberian toy shop.
Pictures of the doll at the Planeta Igrushek (Planet Of Toys) shop in the city of Novosibirsk went viral after being posted online.
The images show the doll with long blonde hair and an apparently female face.
It is shown wearing a red dress with what appears to be male genitalia underneath.
The doll with a female head and male genitalia has sparked controversy in Russia (Image: CENfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Photos of the progressive Russian doll have sparked mixed reactions in the socially conservative country, where LGBTQIA rights are heavily restricted.
Many took to social media to express their feelings about the doll.
One user, “revizor.nsk”, said: “Is it ok to produce toys like that for children?”
Another, “gerad” suggested: “All they have to do is buy a medical tool kit and the kid can learn how to amputate.”
But others took a more hardline approach.
“Lordex” wrote: “I think it is really terrible what is going on in this child’s parent’s head.
“Have you considered that it could simply be a manufacturing defect? Or they accidentally put a female head on a male body?”
And “TverdoyaZerkalo” added: “I believe this is a liberal attempt to change the society.”
While “barabanych123” commented: “All you have to do is cut the doll’s hair and change it into a pair of pants.”
Others have claimed that the doll may simply be a case of factory error (Image: CENemail@example.com)
The doll is the first of its kind spotted in Russia and thought to be among the first child transgender dolls in the world.
In 2018, a transgender doll divided opinion in Argentina when it went on sale at Toys R Us.
While in September 2019, Mattel announced the debut of the first gender inclusive doll line, Creatable World.
In 2017, LGBT rights activist Jazz Jennings had a doll made of her by the Tonner Doll Company.
It didn’t feature any genitalia and was welcomed by fellow activists at the time.
Jazz, 19, is one of the youngest people identifying as transgender to gain national media attention in the US.
She was assigned male at birth but now identifies as female.