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Jackson 12/28/06

Doll May Sing Expletives

By Wendy Suares
wsuares@wlbt.net

Your little girls favorite Christmas toy may be giving her an earful. Some parents say a popular Karaoke Bratz doll uses profanity while singing.

The new singing Bratz Babyz are so popular, they're wiped clean from the shelves of local retailers. Little girls can't seem to get enough of the Bratz line of hipper looking dolls. "They look very different than Barbies," says 7 year-old Sophia Labellabe Plott. 

"They're ugly dolls to me, but the kids love them," says Flowood Walmart Manager Allen Patterson. "They're a teenage doll."

It's a 'teenage doll' that may have a foul mouth. That's what a number of parents are complaining across the nation, who say the singing Baby Yasmine says the f-word.

"That was our main gift our children wanted," says Dawn Hamburg of St. Louis, MO. My children are 5 and 6. "They have heard the word. They knew exactly what it meant, and it's not a word we use in our house."

The makers of the doll insist the languange is clean. The lyrics are posted on the Bratz website and the song is played in Bratz movies and tv shows.  Jackson parent Brandi Hamlin says, "I haven't caught on to any of it. It hasn't caught my eye if they have."

Shauna Hartfield is another local parent who's not convinced the dolls actually curse. "They're just looking for something to complain about, because they are different from normal dolls."

Jackson area Walmarts say they haven't recieved any complaints about the singing dolls that have been on the market since August. The dolls' maker says the first complaints came in just after Christmas.

Despite any criticism of the doll, Bratz are only expected to get more popular. Walmart plans to expand it's line of merchandise this Spring.

Bratz babyz™ (theme song):

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