Michelle Obama: “Sasha & Malia Dolls Inappropriate”

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First Lady Michelle Obama has spoken out against two newly-released dolls that share the same names as her tween daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Ty – the maker of Beanie Babies – recently released 12-inch “Sweet Sasha” and “Marvelous Malia” dolls as part of its popular TyGirlz collection, but the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company insists the dolls are not based on the First Daughters, ages 7 and 10.

That’s a claim that isn’t flying at The White House.

“We believe it is inappropriate to use young, private citizens for marketing purposes,” the First Lady’s press secretary, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, said in a statement Friday.