January 26, 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama is unhappy about two recently released dolls that are named after her two daughters, Sasha and Malia.

The dolls, which were released by Ty Inc., are named ‘Sweet Sasha” and ‘Maverlous Malia’ and bear resemblance to the Obama girls.

According to The Associated Press, the first lady revealed her dislike for the doll company’s actions via a statement Saturday (January 24)

“We believe it is inappropriate to use young, private citizens for marketing purposes,” the statement read.

Ty Inc., the company behind the Beanie Babies, responded to Michelle’s statement saying that the dolls are not based on the Obama girls.

“There’s nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls. It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these girls. They are not,” said Ty Inc.
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