Amazon’s Alexa is supposed to make life easier for its users, but that was not the case for 5-year-old Daisy, who came running out of her bedroom, crying to her mother after Alexa allegedly “yelled” at her for requesting a Taylor Swift song.
Lauren, Daisy’s mother, was shocked when her daughter came running into the living room on November 23 with “her fingers in her ears, freaking the heck out, scared to death,” she told Storyful.
Moments before Lauren began filming, Daisy had gone into her bedroom. Daisy said she asked Alexa to play Taylor Swift, but the deadpan virtual assistant refused the request. Apparently, Alexa’s refusal was a bit too loud and harsh for Daisy, reducing the youngster to tears.
Although initially concerned, Lauren told Storyful she “turned the camera on when I found out that it was Alexa that was bullying her.”
After a little while, Daisy stopped crying and her mom provided an update, saying, “she has made up with Alexa and the Taylor Swift can be heard in her room again.” Credit: Lauren Dougherty via Storyful