Apparently, there’s a line of children’s toys being produced that have some rather disturbing hidden messages within them, and if you happen to get one, you should throw it out immediately.
A woman named Nicole O’Kelly took her family to a monster truck show called “Monster Jam,” and as they were leaving, she picked up a souvenir toy truck for her 2-year-old daughter. However, after getting it home, she noticed a familiar image on the toy, and shewas horrified to learn its true meaning.
WHEC has more on the disturbing incident:
Experts say a heart symbol on the monster truck toy contains a secret symbol for pedophiles.
If you looked at the symbol of one heart inside another, we probably wouldn’t think much of it. But the experts we talked to say it is a known symbol used by pedophiles so they can secretly communicate with each other. What would they think if they saw that symbol on a toy in the hands of a child?
The company that runs Monster Jam says they had no idea and used the word “shocked” to describe how they felt. Because of this story, Feld Entertainment is pulling this toy from their vendors.
“When I see that heart inside the heart, it’s pedophile,” says Anna Potter, Bivona Child Advocacy Center. “It’s that underground culture that they use to communicate.”
According to the FBI, pedophiles use the secret language within images on the web so they can recognize and communicate with one another. The unsettling logos are also printed onto objects such as rings, pendants, and coins.
Here’s a sample of some of the ones used
As for O’Kelly, learning that the toys are emblazoned with such imagery isn’t sitting too well with her.
“I am absolutely sick,” says O’Kelly. “I bought this for my two-year-old little girl.”
To the credit of Feld, who manufactured the toys, the man who designed them doesn’t work there anymore and they’re looking into everything else he designed to ensure there’s no other hidden messages. They’ve also pulled all of the trucks from their product line.
While this isn’t exactly a hard news story, it does serve as a good warning to parents so they can be on the lookout for the disgusting symbols. After all, the absolute last thing anybody would want is to be wrongly labeled as some sort of pedophile, even if it’s by accident.