Thursday, March 19, 2009

Outrage over Tween Dora


Mattel and Nickelodeon have attempted to update the look of Dora the Explorer, a staple for the preschool and elementary school crowd. The new Dora is targeted for the tween market, recreating her as a 10-year-old girl. The preliminary sketches were released to overwhelming outrage from parents. Lylah Alphonse at Boston.com made a good point about it being okay for kids to "graduate" to new toys and interests.

Outside of the outrage, I don't think the tween Dora looks all sexy and slutty like the media is painting her. She doesn't look like a Bratz girl, that's for sure. Opinions?

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Maybe the parents are just pissed that they are going to have to watch Dora for another three years...

Bob Atkins said...

Looks like a credit card hippie.

Anonymous said...

She's cute in a very positive way and I think she looks like a perfectly appropriate 10/11 yr old girl, although a little heavy on the "bling" (the necklace, earrings and watch might be too much).

Jake said...

what a tween girl supposed to look like? it's all pretty subjective.