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Penis-Shaped Play-Doh Toy Ruins Christmas for Uptight People Everywhere

Since when is penis-making not Play-Doh 101?

Play-doh had the hard job of doing some damage control on Facebook after what I can only assume was a cock-up in the design phase resulted in a plastic accessory looking less like the Cake Mountain icing maker it was supposed to be and more like, well, a dil-doh.

[Editor’s Note: We’ve got a pressing update to this story right here!]

And the people who say it looks like a penis aren’t exactly wrong, either:

Plenty of actual sex toys don’t look that much like penises.

But ruining Christmas? That’s probably a bit of a stretch. As with most cases of inappropriate innuendo for children, the ones who get it are already beyond being affected, and the ones who don’t will never notice. That hasn’t stopped Play-Doh from frantically deleting pictures like this one from their Facebook page:

Which has just resulted in more people showing Play-Doh the Play-D in response, so unnecessary censorship mission accomplished, everyone. Well done.

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Man, Play-Doh’s head of social media is going to need a stiff drink when this all blows over.

(via UPROXX and Styleite)

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Dan Van Winkle (he) is an editor and manager who has been working in digital media since 2013, first at now-defunct Geekosystem (RIP), and then at The Mary Sue starting in 2014, specializing in gaming, science, and technology. Outside of his professional experience, he has been active in video game modding and development as a hobby for many years. He lives in North Carolina with Lisa Brown (his wife) and Liz Lemon (their dog), both of whom are the best, and you will regret challenging him at Smash Bros.