The controversial DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy doll is in the process of being pulled from store shelves after critics of the Hasbro toy issued concerns that an inappropriately-placed button on the product conditioned children "to think pedophilia is ok."

In a petition, Jessica McManis stated that the doll, based on a character from the animated movie "Trolls World Tour," has a button on her "privates" area under her skirt that causes the doll to gasp and giggle when pushed. As a result, McManis argued that the toy could have a negative impact on impressionable children and asked for people to sign the petition to have the Poppy doll removed from stores.

At press time, the petition, which was aimed at Target, Walmart, Amazon, Dollar General, and Family Dollar Stores, had reached over 114,000 signatures.

A copy of the viral video featuring the doll that inspired the petition can be seen below.

Julie Duffy, the senior vice president of global communications for Hasbro, explained why the toy had been designed that way after the decision had been made to pull it from shelves.

"This feature was designed to react when the doll was seated, but we recognize the placement of the sensor may be perceived as inappropriate," Duffy told Lead Stories. "This was not intentional and we are happy to provide consumers with a replacement Poppy doll of similar value through our Consumer Care team."

Duffy also confirmed that Hasbro is "in the process of removing the item for purchase."

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Dreamworks "Trolls World Tour" soft toys are displayed during the Toy Fair at Olympia London on Jan. 21, 2020, in London, England. John Keeble/Getty Images