Dollmaker eliminates line of black and asian dolls

Posted By Staff

Date: May 28th, 2014

Category: Nutty News, strange

agWhen American Girl opted to discontinue two of its historical dolls last week, the brand chose Facebook as its medium of communication: “Soon, we’ll say farewell to Marie-Grace, Cécile, Ruthi and Ivy,” American Girl announced.

“Complete your collection while supplies last—quantities are extremely limited.”

It wasn’t so simple, though. What the brand failed to address in its statement, but which very quickly became evident in blog posts, was that Cécile, an African-American doll, and Ivy, an Asian-American doll, were two of the only dolls of color in American Girl’s standard collection.

The Facebook post has since spawned more than 1,100 comments, including some from American Girl public relations combating rumors about the company’s racial motives.  More

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One Response to “Dollmaker eliminates line of black and asian dolls”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    If the doll in the picture is black, why does it have green eyes?

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