It's deaf night in my city now so I'll just quote my own post from the DOLLS website that was dedicated to Andy Mills doll from Robert Tonner Doll Company.
There's a big buzz in Russian news now. And it's not about a gay doll from Robert Tonner. It's about a gay Andy Mills doll from MATTEL!! A toy gay doll for kids was somehow invented by Russian journalists, and now hundreds of men and women are moaning online: "how could they?! WHO are they making our kids play with?!".
It took a lot of time and effort to help a young Russian doll collectors' community grow. Tonner dolls have been imported to Russia for several years already. But time after time we are literally forced to think that it was all in vain, because most people still blindly believe that Dolls Are For Kids. They see any adult doll and they say: "Barbie!" (=> kids => How Could They Make Such A Doll For Kids?!) This is what you see when you stumble upon a bunch of Fashion Royalty, Tonner and Sybarite lingerie-clad gentle figurines in a public photo blog and the title says: "SEE WHAT THEY MANUFACTURE FOR OUR KIDS".
To be honest, I'm horrified by this "sensation". It's ok to say that our world provides more ugly things to be horrified with. BUt as a doll collector and a journalist myself, I don't stop asking myself - DO THEY EVER CHECK INFORMATION before they post it in an online newspaper that's able to collect hundreds of Facebook reposts in several days?!
I'm personally ashamed! Internet "belongs" mainly to Russians from Moscow and St.-Petersburg, these cities provide about 75% of WWWeb users. There are NUMEROUS international doll expos annually *I'm tired of them because I have to visit almost all*. Sometimes even expos of Barbies take place (with tons of desinformation in press as well, but nevertheless). THESE PEOPLE HAVE ALL CHANCES to find out that dolls are not for kids only! THE JOURNALISTS MUST find proofs for the things they're going to print out loud! I don't have TV, I'm afraid the Gay Mattel Ken Doll is already there.
Tomorrow I'm going to post about that on my site. 6-7 thousands of daily readers are nothing against hordes of screamers but I will do what I can.
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