New “Sasha” and “Malia” dolls with brown skin aren’t named after the Obama girls, claims Ty, a toy company.
Michelle Obama says it’s “inappropriate” to exploit her children for marketing purposes. Ty claims marketers just happened to think up those names by coincidence.
My brother, David Jacobs, who blogs at Connected World, says he won’t be buying Ty products for awhile. And, as the father of two little girls, he’s the target market.