Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder wants to clean up the streets – of the playground.
Goldfeder wants Toys ‘R’ Us to ban a new toy called Kid-ffiti, which he believes has the power to turn a generation of would-be Da Vincis towards a life of crime.
The toy packages stencils and spray chalk cans, designed to look like a tagger’s spray paint, to kids who want to channel their inner street artist. Stencils include the roughest and the baddest that a six-year-old could imagine – a racecar, a fire breathing dragon and a masked wrestler, for example.
Goldfeder penned a letter to Toys ‘R’ Us asking them to remove the product, and has said he will also be working with Consumer Affairs.
He said he believes the toy is a gateway to graffiti, which then “oftentimes leads to drug abuse and drug sales,” as he told the Daily News.
If that’s the case, we here at QConf ask, why stop at stencils? A whole litany of kids toys could create delinquents.
Hot Wheels could lead to drag racing. Action figures could lead to street fighting. And don’t even go near the paste aisle.