Russia Thinks Fidget Spinners Are American Propaganda Tools

Jul 19, 2017 at 5:17 PM ET

Fidget spinners are more than just the latest trend in toys, they’re also part of a diabolical anti-Russian plot, says Russian television.

According to a recent report on Rossiya 24, fidget spinners are being used to control the masses. One example of how these evil trinkets spin their yarns is through Russia’s opposition parties, who allegedly tried to lure young supporters and raise money by pedaling fidget spinners.

Backlash may seem inevitable whenever a toy becomes a mega trend, but Beanie Babies never got their paws dirty in this kind of political corruption.

At a court appearance in May, opposition leader and Putin critic Alexei Navalny was seen holding a fidget spinner, further fueling the conspiracy theory.

Russia’s consumer protection agency now has plans to study the effects of these dizzying propaganda tools.