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Has Mattel gone too far with Homeless American Girl doll?

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Background


Recently, Mattel has produced a homeless American Girl Empire doll. This doll's background story is that her dad left the family and her mom fell on hard times and now she is forced to live inside a car.[1]

Has the company gone too far with this doll?
 

Arguments For

Yes, went too far

Should not exploit the homeless for commercial purposes.

Arguments Against

No, did not go too far

As an accurate representation of all types of American girls, it is OK to have this doll. In fact, it may bring some needed attention to the growing homeless problem.

Sources


 1  The American Girl Empire Goes Too Far With Its Homeless Doll

User Comments & Opinion

 
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I don't think there's anything wrong with a homeless doll. Remember the garbage pail kids dolls from the 80's? People get excited about the most mundane things sometimes. - jennyhooah (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
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hehe i reckon its a good reflection of todays current society! - _fraz_ (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
 
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