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An Aussie woman is extremely unhappy with Kinder Surprise makers Ferrero after she discovered a toy she deemed 'absurd' in her chocolate egg.

While Rachael is not a mum herself, she contacted the confectionery company to complain that the miniature figurine of a rapper hidden inside the egg appeared to be making a rather rude gesture and was unsuitable for children.

Rachael shared a picture of the toy to Facebook, urging Ferrero to pull all eggs containing the character who is apparently“touching his genitals”.

“WTF is this?!” she wrote in a post shared by Kidspot.

“Children are exposed to this disgusting act – what has the world come to? It’s f**king disgusting and clearly we are desensitised to these sort of things”.

“F**ing Ferrero who owns Kinder needs to look at this sh*t.”

Rachael said that, even though she can see the funny side, she feels the company should stop making the character immediately.

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“A toy grasping its genitals is simply not appropriate. Why not a toy with its arms in the air as it sings?”

A representative for Ferrero told Kidspot: “Kinder’s rigorous respect for these standards is certified by several different international institutes, all recognised at an international level,”

“Each toy is subjected to a long process involving designers, technicians, doctors, psychologists, legal experts and commercial managers, with the aim to offer children a great toy that is safe from every point of view."

Image: Laura Aubusson

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