We told you that Ty Inc. have created dolls, that are part of the company’s “TyGirlz Collection, which resemble First Daughters Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, and have named them Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia. However, a spokesperson for the company says the names or likeness do not refer to the Obama’s girls. Either way, First Lady Michelle is not happy about it.
Although the Ty company is denying the dolls have any likeness to the Obama girls, they were released just prior to President Obama’s inauguration.
A spokeswoman for First Lady Michelle Obama said, “We believe it is inappropriate to use young private citizens for marketing purposes.”
A spokesperson for the Ty company had said earlier that the dolls were created with the Obama girls in mind, but then a statement was issued Thursday back-peddling, which said that the dolls “were not designed to look like any living person.
“Somehow there was a misunderstanding.”
Yes, totally seems like a misunderstanding. Right. The dolls weren’t created to resemble Malia or Sasha nor were they named after them and they just happened to be on the market in time for Barack Obama to take his position as President. Do you believe that?