I’m an 80s child. My sister and I had our own favorite cartoon characters – mine was Rainbow Brite while hers was Strawberry Shortcake. We loved watching the cartoon TV shows and had cartoon dolls. Naima is starting to watch videos and one of the 1st videos I got for her was Strawberry Shortcake. To my disappointment, they’ve given SS a make-over! She’s now this tall, skinny girl and not a cute cuddly little girl anymore! Same with Rainbow Brite! From the adorable, colorful kid, she’s been transformed into a sexy chick!
What was wrong with the old Rainbow Brite and Strawberry Shortcake? And what message does this give young kids?! Luckily, my sister was able to save one of her old Strawberry Shortcake doll and Naima loves playing with the 23-year old doll! All the more reason to keep track of what she watches on TV and video!