First Lady Michelle Obama is unhappy about the Malia and Sasha dolls. The first lady's press secretary, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, said in a statement Saturday it is "inappropriate to use young, private citizens for marketing purposes."
The makers of Beanie Babies have created $10 Brown skinned dolls that have been named Malia and Sasha.
Ty spokeswoman Tania Lundeen told a Chicago newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times Wednesday the dolls were inspired by the first family's daughters. Later, she told the Associated Press the names of the $10, brown-skinned dolls were chosen because "they are beautiful names," and not because of any resemblance to the Obama children.
I agree with Michelle. I understand that the First Family is no longer just regular people. So I understand that it is going to be very hard for Malia and Sasha to live regular lives. And there is going to be so much that happens to them that "regular" little girls probably will never experience. But making dolls of them is something that is not not necessary at their age.
In some ways this could be an inspiration to little Black girls as they carry around little Malia and Sasha dolls, but this is something that should have been approved by the First family. Anything made with Barack's name is probably fair game...but they are little girls. I think that from this point on Michelle should have say whenever Malia and Sasha is going to be used to promote a brand. Mommy knows best on what her daughters can handle.
Lets try and respect their youth and innocence for as long as we can. Trust me soon the press will be all over them as they get older.
How do you feel about the dolls?