Caylee Anthony Doll Pulled From Shelves

January 27, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – A doll named after Caylee Anthony, the murdered toddler who has made headlines over the last five months, has been suspended, after public outrage over an attempt to profit off of a dead child’s name.

The company, however, argues that they are not trying to profit, but to spread awareness, and honor the memory of a little girl who was taken too soon from this world.

“We want to give, we’re not trying to get rich,” Jaime Salcedo, head of Showbiz Promotions, and creator of the doll told the courts.

“We’re putting ourselves at a whole lot of risk. She’ll be a banner for missing and exploited children, and people will know and have a better idea how to handle those situations or stop those situations from happening.”

The doll looks nothing like the real Caylee did, but does have her name, and sings ‘You Are My Sunshine’, just as in the widely viewed home movie of Caylee, months before she disappeared.

“The way that they look at it is morbid and all negative, ‘Oh, the little girl is killed.’ They don’t look at the thing that Caylee’s in heaven right now and she’s dancing and singing and she’s joyous and in a better place than any of us here,” Salcedo said.

This is not the first controversial toy that Showbiz Promotions has attempted to release. Another that caused an outcry was the Michael Vick chew toy, which Salcedo believes the animosity for the Caylee doll stemmed from.

The doll’s sale has been suspended, and no further plans at an attempted release have been issued.


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