Comments on: Good Riddance To a Bad Idea http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/ Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Tue, 24 May 2016 16:03:59 +0000 hourly 1 By: Eyehavenaps http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-203619 Sun, 08 Feb 2009 21:29:53 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-203619 I don’t really see what the big deal is over these dolls. They are super cute dolls and I was hoping to find some for my niece and younger female cousins. The Obama girls are extraordinarily poised and beautiful young children who are amazing roll models for any child regardless of race or sex! I would much prefer seeing girls playing with these dolls rather than a sexed up Barbie!

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By: p1tey1 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-202628 Sat, 07 Feb 2009 02:09:09 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-202628 Before Mrs Obama took offense, I was looking EVERYWHERE for those dolls! LOL! I think they are adorable.

I used to collect Beanie Babies. Now that they have retired the Sasha and Malia dolls, they are going to be worth money some day.

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By: A.Lovely http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-202123 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 20:45:14 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-202123 I think that the fact that they tried to profit off of Malia and Sasha can be historically linked to the exploitation of black womens’ bodies and images. Its nothing sexual but its the fact that they did not ask for consent and ASSUMED control of their images. I have not seen this done to other very public figures’ children. Just my opinion.

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By: Saeed http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201969 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 12:47:09 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201969 Wow. This literally just made my mouth drop open. What were the producers thinking?

I will take Angela over Renee anyday, but more importantly, with a genre as stale as romantic comedy, why not try to shake things up?

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By: Shanessence http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201680 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 00:34:48 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201680 Word, Bella. This hearkens up the history of the commodification of blackness, and the dolls don’t even look like them in the first place. Double strike-out, Ty.

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By: Bebroma http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201658 Wed, 04 Feb 2009 23:57:47 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201658 They should be left alone as far as possible given their position (which means they won’t be left totally alone), but I think the Obamas, like the Clintons and the Carters, will make sure of that, as evidenced by Michelle’s quick response to Ty’s very ill-advised move. We’ll still get glimpses, I think, but there certainly does not need to be intense or even steady coverage of those little girls.

I love what that little boy said.

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By: nickiw http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201631 Wed, 04 Feb 2009 23:13:20 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201631 I recently heard someone say that the Obamas are putting their daughters in the spotlight. I completely disagree. I think what the Obamas are promoting and spotlighting is family.

With that said, Ty was out of line. While they can step away safely with the likeness, it was obvious that the company wanted to capitalize on President Obama’s daughters.

Ty was wrong, even it trying to justify by changing the names. Too little, too late.

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By: BSQUARED86 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201624 Wed, 04 Feb 2009 22:57:44 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201624 Ty should have just asked for permission . . . who were they trying to fool? lol.

I desperately want for the girls to be able to just be girls not little “celebutantes.” The further out of the limelight, the better IMO. You’re right, Afrobella, they are not commodities and I hope people remember that!

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By: Denise http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201556 Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:51:04 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201556 I get really worried for Malia and Sasha and the pressure that will come with being the “President’s daughter.” Fortunately, they have such a strong mother and extended family that I’m sure they’ll be fine. Yet I do wonder what it will be like to have the majority of their formative years in the spotlight, so-to-speak. I guess since it will be all that they have known, it may not be too bad. I’m just going to keep thme in prayer.

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By: Tafari http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201547 Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:33:55 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/02/04/good-riddance-to-a-bad-idea/#comment-201547 I’m happy that there are no longer selling. The company was very negligent IMO.

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