For all the hysteria from the left over “fake news,” with a little imagination, it can be the source of fun.
Take for example someone’s use of Photoshop to create a new Fisher-Price toy — the Happy Hour Playset with fake bottles of hooch included. It was created by meme maker Adam Padilla and posted to Instagram earlier this month, Business Insider reported.
But apparently, people are taking it so seriously that they’re writing angry letters to the toy company demanding that it be removed from store shelves.
The complaints were so numerous that the toy company released a statement:
In the last few weeks some comical, yet fictional, Fisher-Price products have been introduced ― perhaps the result of adult writers, designers and comedians that were Fisher-Price kids themselves. As a premiere childhood development company focused on helping families get the best possible start in life, we take our role in developing toys and products very seriously, but can appreciate the recent product-development suggestions as obvious love of the brand.
This isn’t the first time that Fisher-Price has been spoofed with a make-believe toy. “Saturday Night Live” introduced a Fisher-Price “Well for sensitive little boys” on its December 3 broadcast.
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The “Happy Hour Playlet,” which was created and posted by Padilla two days after the “SNL” spoof, became the topic of discussion on social media when WCHS Eyewitness News asked this question:.
If this viral “Happy Hour” play set was actually real, would you buy it for your kids? #EyewitnessWV https://t.co/HGpch2sAee
— Eyewitness News (@wchs8fox11) December 9, 2016
They got their answer loud and clear.
@wchs8fox11 Are you seriously asking that question?
— I’m wicked good (@DougzInBoston) December 9, 2016
Some took it seriously.
They now have a “happy hour” play set for children. What the hell is Fisher Price thinking?
— Austin Brinkley (@austin_brinkley) December 9, 2016
One was upset for an entirely different reason — that the toy didn’t exist.
I’m still very upset that the happy hour play set is not a real thing.
— mom2grizz (@GeenaBoBeena) December 10, 2016
Everyone take a deep breath and lighten up — it’s called humor.
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