April 25, 2006, - 1:17 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
“The Pussycat Dolls” are okay . . . if you are into porn chic and the continuing sexualization and defining of deviancy down of America. But is the burlesque show modeled after Vegas strippers (oops! I’m sorry–”exotic dancers”) appropriate for your 6-year-old daughter?
But that’s the plan of Hasbro. The toy company will market Pussycat Dolls modeled on the risque lingerie dance troop founded by Playboy centerfold Carmen Electra.
Incredibly, Hasbro intends to market the stripper dolls to six to nine year-old girls. “We looked at it as, let’s not wait for the Pussycat Dolls to become big hits and we take the tail end of the value chain,” the company’s marketing manager for marketing, Sharon John, told The New York Times. This sickening new “child” product certainly gives new meaning to the phrase, “value chain.” Does the doll come with lap dance lessons? You don’t need to be a prude to find this appalling.
And Mattel thought Barbie had trouble with the Bratz Girlz dolls?!
Hasbro plans to market the “Pussycat Dolls” songs with the dolls. Can’t wait to hear those 6-year-olds belting out the “Pussycat Dolls” lyrics, like those of “Don’t Cha” (the racy radio version is heavily edited):
Oh, we about to get it just a lil hot and sweaty in this mu’fucka (oh, baby) . . . .
Don’t you wish your girlfriend was a freak like me . . . And I know you want it. . . .
Seems like shorty wanna little menage pop off or somethin, let’s go
Well let me get straight to it
Every broad wan watch a nigga when I come through it
It’s the god almighty, lookin all brand new
If shorty wanna jump in my ass then vanjewish
Lookin at me all like she really wanna do it
Tryna put it on me till my balls black an blueish
Ya wanna play wit ah playa girl then play on
Strip out the channel
And leave the lingerie on
Watch me and I’mma watch you at the same time
Lookin at ya wan break my back
You the very reason why I keep a pack ah the Magnum
An wit the wagon hit chu in the back of tha magnum
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