Monday, January 26, 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama doesn't agree to Sasha and Malia Dolls

United States new first lady Michelle Obama expresses that she doesn't agree with Ty's newest dolls for their TyGirlz Collection featuring the images of her two daughters Sasha,7, and Malia,10, and naming the dolls Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia. (Ty rose to fame in the 90’s from their popular Beanie Babies)

She want to show to everyone that her daughter's new found popularity will never reached to her daughter's head. Still she want her young daughters to be a private citizens not a public figure. She feels it is inappropriate in using her daughters for marketing purposes.
The first lady’s office issued a statement, “We feel it is inappropriate to use young private citizens for marketing purposes,” said a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama in a statement.

Ty also releases a statement saying, Ty is denying that the Obama girls inspired the Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia dolls.

A Ty representative told CNN the company generally avoids naming dolls for “any particular living individual,” because doing so might interfere with how kids use their imaginations to play with them. But they wouldn’t reveal the source of their inspiration for the new figures, telling CNN that information relating to the development of the company’s merchandise — including how it comes up with products, product names, and trademarks – is proprietary.

This is the thing, her two daughter cannot be consider as a private citizens. The problem is whether she likes it or not, when her better half sworn to office as the new President, automatically her whole family will become a public/National figure.

I think privacy rights is just a small issue, if were talking about dolls. Even if it is for commercial purposes, this is a form of recognition to Sasha and Malia and a wake up call to the two that the eyes of public are now watching their every move.

In short, their the image of the Obama Administration.

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