Saturday, 4 December 2010

Strawberry Shortcake: Old vs New

Lately cartoon profile pics have been popping up on Facebook to show support for anti-child abuse so I went in search of Strawberry Shortcake.

Boy, I was surprised to find that the new Strawberry Shortcake (right) looks so different... The old one (left) was plump, had many freckles and very curly hair...

she seems to have underwent:

- slimming
- surgery to make eyes bigger (possibility cut double eyelid)
- eyelash extension (or maybe just used a very good mascara)
- nose job (see, her nose is now smaller)
- laser to remove most of her freckles
- botox to make her face more oval
- hair extension + treatment + highlight

Notice she is also wearing lipstick, coloured contact lens (green), is revealing more flesh and has a sexier pose...

Golly... if even cartoon characters need to fit societal norms of "beauty", imagine what our young girls will grow up believing... this is very worrying... =(

1 comment:

  1. Yes, this is incredibly worrying. Interviews with little girls were held about strawberry shortcake's and Dora the explorer's "refined looks", and when they were asked what they thin about the cartoon's changes, they responded by saying that they only look prettier. It's sad that society is shaping girls' beliefs in what they need to look like at such an early age.