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Chinese-manufactured cactus toy draws flak after discovering that it sings about cocaine

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Nov 24, 2021 6:24 pm Updated Nov 24, 2021 8:02 pm

A dancing cactus toy has been pulled off the shelves and is receiving backlash from families after it has been revealed that it’s actually singing about drugs.

The toy marketed as an educational “dancing cactus toy talking cactus twist learning toy” on the international e-commerce site Amazon sings in English, Spanish and Polish. However, its Polish songs have been revealed to sing about dark subjects.

Ania Tanner first reported the translated songs on CTV News Ontario, which apparently touch on topics like cocaine, drug use, depression, and other obscenities.

"It just so happens that I am Polish and when I started to listen to the songs and I heard the words. I was in shock,” the grandmother shared. “I thought what is this some kind of joke?"

It was revealed that the song is titled “Gdzie jest biały węgorz?” (English: "Where Is The White Eel?") from a Polish rapper named Cypris.

This wouldn’t be the first time that the dancing cactus toy has gained traction. In June, a Polish mother living in Taiwan also complained of its not safe for work (NSFW) topics after she bought it off a local supermarket.

Meanwhile, Walmart's Ontario store has promised to remove the controversial toy from its shelves.