UK Mom Argues Mattel’s ‘WWE Wrekkin Slambulance’ Toy Promotes Violence Against Essential Workers
A mother in the UK is now arguing that one of the latest WWE toy releases promotes violence against essential workers.
Mattel’s WWE Wrekkin Slambulance toy allows for users to slam through an ambulance with all of the recklessness of WWE events. Now, one mother in the UK is arguing that this toy promotes violence against essential workers following a global pandemic.
“WWE has a huge following from littles ones right up to adults, including my 13-year-old son. I think it’s just such the wrong message. I just found it really offensive given the pressure I know the services have been under and the sacrifices that they’ve made. Is this good at any time, not just after a pandemic, to advocate violence against emergency workers? It’s never a good thing,” Sabrina, a disgruntled mother from Bournemouth, Dorset, stated on social media, via the Daily Star.
She added, “Can I ask what the logic is in advertising a toy which encourages the destruction of an ambulance? (WWE Slambulance). At a time during a pandemic when there are active campaigns to reduce violence towards essential workers? And considering what the NHS has done for us over the past year I find the toy and the advert for it offensive and inappropriate. I would like to know why your company felt this was a good toy to get behind and advertise?”
Sabrina did receive a response from Smyth Toys, simply apologizing for any discomfort caused.
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