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Mattell vs MGA Entertainment Court Battle over "Skank" Dolls Continues

Slutty, inappropriate dolls steal the show!

If this doll reminds you of the hit MTV show 16 and Pregnant, you are certainly not alone. In fact, I am under the assumption that the show and characters are based off the "Bratz" line of dolls - or at least it will be when the little girls who are enjoying them now grow up (and get knocked up). The doll in the image looks like a pregnant "hood skank" and is that really the message we want to send to our little girls? I know I would personally feel like a bad parent if my child idolized a doll with a bad dye job (streaks? seriously?), Angelina lips, a slutty outfit, and a pregnant belly. Maybe I am alone on that but the question we should all be asking regarding the dolls is currently "why the court battle"?

It was reported in Bloomberg Businessweek (of all places, right?) that the battle of the dolls is still raging. Mattell vs MGA Entertainment is heating up and they are giving it a second go with an all new trial later on this month (unless appeals overturns an order forbidding MGA a delay to change lawyers). The copyright infringement claims Mattel is making shouldn't even be an issue - who cares about these skanky hood dolls, anyway?

Why is this even happening? That judge should get rid of all these "Bratz" dolls completely instead - the taxpayers, consumers, and especially parents would likely find this a much better alternative to another big waste of time.