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Michelle Obama criticizes TyGirlz dolls

Dolls criticized

First lady Michelle Obama, who has described herself "first and foremost … Malia and Sasha's mom," says it is not proper for a company that makes the plush Beanie Babies to produce dolls called Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia. "We feel it is inappropriate to use young, private citizens for marketing purposes," Obama's press secretary, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, said in a statement Saturday. Ty recently released the 12-inch dolls in their collection called TyGirlz. The company, which is based in Oak Brook, Ill., has said the dolls are not made to be exact replicas of the first couple's daughters and are not based on the Obama girls.

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Michelle Obama criticizes TyGirlz dolls 01/24/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 24, 2009 10:24pm]
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