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Michelle Obama Mad about Dolls

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The TyGirlz dolls do NOT have her stamp of approval.

Michelle Obama

Yesterday, we told you about the new dolls bearing the names of Sasha and Malia.

Now we've discovered that First Lady Michelle Obama is not pleased about these dolls one bit.

"We believe it is inappropriate to use young private citizens for marketing purposes," Ms. Obama's spokeswoman said.

Ty Inc. released its "Sweet Sasha" and "Marvelous Malia" dolls this month. Both dolls have bronze skin and dark hair.

The dolls are part of the Westmont-based toymaker's TyGirlz line. The company is also the creator of Beanie Babies, which have reportedly generated more than $6 billion in sales since their debut in 1994.

Would you be mad about these dolls if you were Michelle? Comment below.



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Anonymous January 26, 2009, 9:15 PM

Post above (01/26/09 09:09 PM) addresses “morgan the kid”

denise January 26, 2009, 10:09 PM

I won’t make this about race because I think that it’s all about the MONEY!!! Let’s be realistic. This was and will forever be a historic moment. Everyone (including Ty Inc.) wants to be associated or connected to this day! They knew that creating these dolls and naming them “Sasha” and “Maliah” (after the first african american daughters) would land them thousands of dollars; maybe millions. Clearly, no time or effort was put into making these dolls look like the girls and there’s no doubt that parental consent was not saught simply because Ty Inc. couldn’t take the chance of President and First Lady Obama refusing consent and/or rejecting the idea entirely! So…. nothing personal, just business!

Nita January 27, 2009, 12:41 AM

They Have Lost Their FREAKEN minds.

Linda January 27, 2009, 6:48 PM

Get real! They drug their kids into the limelight when they sought the presidency. I bet the girls are kind of excited, although they would have liked the dolls to look more like them. Of course, then Ty would have to get permission. MAybe Mrs. Obama should be thankful that at least one large company is trying to stay afloat without a handout.

Linda January 27, 2009, 6:56 PM

Paulette, did any of the presidents you mentioned have coins minted in their honor before they were even in office, and if by some chance I missed them, were they touted ad nauseum on TV in their own little admercials? I think not. Yet you throw out the racial card now. It is significant that Mr. Obama is the first African American to become president. America is about realizing dreams, both noble and, as you might say, capitalistic. I would rather present the positive to my own 3 daughters than the negative.

Linda January 27, 2009, 6:57 PM

Paulette, did any of the presidents you mentioned have coins minted in their honor before they were even in office, and if by some chance I missed them, were they touted ad nauseum on TV in their own little admercials? I think not. Yet you throw out the racial card now. It is significant that Mr. Obama is the first African American to become president. America is about realizing dreams, both noble and, as you might say, capitalistic. I would rather present the positive to my own 3 daughters than the negative.

Truth January 27, 2009, 8:01 PM

This goes to the anoymous person who wrote “Look who we elected for president” !!!! Get over the fact that Barack Obama is president !!! He is here and now and he is staying!! I am glad that he got to be president Finally get to get those ole country hicks out of the office!!! KUDOSS 4 that!!! Had it of been MCcain for president nothing would of been said about nothing!!! Give Obama his props and the respect he deserves!! ! MIchelle keep doing your thug thissm girl stop lettting these country hicks take over !!!!!

Glenn January 30, 2009, 8:22 AM

The debate can never be about whether either or not the company intended to use the President’s children names. The combination of Sasha and Malia are very unlikely and there is no excuse to exploit these children in that way. It is wrong,tasteless, and ridiculous. This company is clearly making money off the backs of these children. Who by the way have know knowledge about why people do what they do? These dolls need to be taken off the market because it is both disrespectful and morally wrong. PLus the dolls are terrible. The Obama girls look nothing like those dolls.

OrchidIslander February 4, 2009, 1:53 AM


What struck me about this article is the writer’s usage of the word “mad” connected to Michelle Obama. We all remember the mud slung at Michelle during the campaign. Attempts to depict her as an angry African-American woman failed big time. She said the dolls were inappropriate. How did that equate to “mad?” I’m willing to be the author is a Republican who still has not accepted the fact that they lost. Using the code word “mad” to describe Michelle is a example of cheap shot tactics. It also reminds us why the Republicans lost the last two elections.

god bless February 4, 2009, 5:16 AM

Thank you Mrs. Obama. I say you did the right thing what your reason was you have that right. This is only to make MONEY . You stand up and made it clear.

phil February 11, 2009, 6:40 AM

I Find It Unbelievable and typical that some white americans would have the view and disrespect they have for the first family. every where they have gone they have caused chaos ,murdered,kidnapped,raped and destroyed family . These are the same people that descend from great britain and yet tell us to go back where we came from, and teach that christopher columbus discovered america how can you discover somewhere there is people already existing .the american indian was damn near made exstinct land stolen and put on reservations this is prophecy being fulfield white america is afraid the rooster has come home to roost nothing they say or think surprise me .they have always known who we are !

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Michelle July 23, 2009, 12:01 AM

They look just like them to me and i bet they are happy about being dolls huh?

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