An Australian mother says she was shocked afterwards open Children Surprise their little boy to find a "racist" toy.
Victoria's mom Kimberley said she picked up the egg last weekend for her 15-month-old son Alexander, but when she opened it above, She found a white child egg figure with three balloons and the letters "KKK". - the same initials as white Suprematist group the Ku Klux Klan.
The mother said she was "shocked" after seeing the toy. Picture credits: Madeline Cox
Kimberley told Kidspot: "At first we laughed shock. It was like we were seeing and reading that right? "
However, when the first shock subsided, Kimberley said she felt "sick" at the thought that her son could have toyed with the toy.
She continued, "As soon as you open the packaging, the toy consists of two parts.
"One is the egg and the other is the balloons labeled & # 39; KKK & # 39 ;.
"As soon as you see her - notice it."
I mean, you have to wonder who on earth is Yes, of course, K is also the initial of children, but it seems a little ridiculous that someone would have opted for three balloons, all with K on them, without anyone else pointing out that this could be problematic.
"This is a massive oversight that anyone could have seen," added Kimberley.
"It's hard to say anything because Kinder Surprise's initials are not" KKK "."
"It raises questions about what the company supports, and whether this is subliminal marketing."
So, Kimberley decided to contact the parent company of Kinder Eggs, FErrero Rocher asks about the meaning of the toy.
She was told that the toy is part of a limited edition to celebrate 50 years of Kinder Eggs has since been held back and destroyed by the market.
An explanation of the company was: "Yours sincerely to apologize for each offense caused by the inference, as the three Ks read together on this toy.
"As described in the note to our consumer, he was originally designed with a balloon with a" K ".
"Two more have been added to create a more robust structure, as the safety and quality of our toys is paramount.
"We had absolutely no intention of including associations with the Ku Klux Klan, and we really did to apologize Our consumers for any unintentional offense
"We do not support that organization in some way. The K on the balloons should only represent children. We can inform you about this toy, which was part of a limited edition Children & # 39; s 50th birthday, has been discontinued.
Stocks from this toy assortment have also been held back and destroyed by the market.
"Rest assured, we're rethinking our internal processes to make sure it can not happen again, it's never been intended to be offensive, and we want to repeat our sincere apologies.
"In addition, any consumer who has received the toy in question can contact our consumer service to arrange a replacement if he so wishes."
Featured Image Credit: Madeline Cox / Children