Curly Haired Baby Obama Doll?


by Tracey Wallace via NaturallyCurly.com


Barack Obama is many things to many people, but one thing he definitely is not is a baby.

Despite what you think of Obama as a president, the man is anything but childish. To be able to draw upon something both sides of the political spectrum can agree on, Obama is well-spoken, well-dressed and well-educated, things that a baby is not. At least, not until now.

Despite Ashton-Drake’s history of reproducing dolls of famous people, they surprised us with the recent release of a lifelike baby doll of President Barack Obama.

Despite his adorable type 4a curls, the Obama baby doll is a bit creepy, though not as creepy as the monkey dolls they also sell.

Baby Obama will set you back more than $150 proving that hope isn’t free after all!

The real debacle here is in why they created an Obama baby to begin with. They made perfectly hand-crafted Barbie-style Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Lucille Ball dolls. These dolls are beautiful and capture each of these people in the height of their prestige, reminding all who purchase them of their grandeur. The Obama baby doll seems to do just the opposite, and makes me wonder what side of the political fence the good people at Ashton-Drake Galleries are on.

On the other hand, it is nice to see a curly haired, African-American male baby doll rocking the “Yes, we can!” attitude! As one co-worker said, “Baby Obama is staring at me as I respond to my emails. He is oddly comforting!”

What are your thoughts?

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MrsWardy88 said...

I think the baby is cute. But no I wouldnt buy him. And no I'm not offended by the baby obama.

jslilbit said...

On the website it didn't say anything about the baby actually being Pres. Obama. It's in honor of his presidency. The baby is cute, but wouldn't spend $150.

sarah said...

The shirt says "The Birth of Hope". I think it's just plain allegory, nothing else.

Shaun said...

I think Ms. Wallace is reaching a bit here..
I personally don't see anything debasing or denigrating about a commemorative doll that may or may not be Pres. Obama. The description makes it seem like it could simply be a baby that is wearing an Obama t-shirt. Tons of people wore Obama shirts when he was elected.
Some of us really need to lighten up.

Anonymous said...

Yeah this is nothing at all to be offended by, come on. They're using the baby to symbolize the "birth of hope". This is a prime example of making a mountain out of a molehill smh

Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty said...

I thing this is a little crazy and like you said while it's "cute" I don't think it's representative of our President.

I do however get Shaun's point about the doll portraying a baby wearing a shirt signifying hope. It makes sense and wouldn't be far fetched.

It's just very easy to think of people having ulterior motives when it comes to Obama since there's so much disrespect toward the man.

Anonymous said...

lol the doll has NOTHING to do with Obama being a baby ...it's symbolizing his ideas/platform as "freshness" "newness" "novelty" "unadulterated" ...it says right on the shirt "BIRTH of HOPE" hence the baby represents that concept of something new.

Anonymous said...

speechless!

WineGrrl said...

I have no problem with it. I wouldn't order one, though. Those dolls are sort of creepy looking. The Obama baby is the least creepy of them all, and it is still kind of weird looking. They seem to remind me of "Talking Tina." Yes, I just dated myself, LOL!

Anonymous said...

This doll represents the Birth of Hope. Not Obama. Keep in mind Ashton-Drake also made a Michelle Obama replica doll, that looks just like her. Also this doll has been in their catalog for a while. My mother gets them all the time.

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