LOL Surprise Dolls have sparked concern amongst parents after claims that they appear in “lingerie” after being dipped in water. In the UAE, LOL Dolls have already been removed from several famous toy shops.
What are people claiming?
Parents are calling LOL Surprise Dolls “inappropriate” after a Facebook video was shared, showing a mother dipping one of the dolls into water to see what happened.
After taking it out of the water, the doll appears to have new black lines of clothing on its body, giving it the appearance of wearing lingerie.
Is it true?
Fact checking site Snopes gave the claim a rating of “mostly true” on its website.
What is true, Snopes states, is that some LOL Surprise Dolls are designed to change colour when dipped in water.
“In addition to clothes, accessories, and hair changing colours, designs on the doll’s body can also appear. In some cases, these changes involve clothing that resembles lingerie,” Snopes explains.
However, the “lingerie” does not appear on all LOL Dolls when placed in water.
It’s also worth noting that MGA Entertainment, the company that makes LOL Surprise Dolls, markets the fact that they change colour when placed in water.