ABC’s White House correspondent Jake Tapper flexed his dad muscles this weekend when he expressed a strong distaste for Bratz, those dolls that some believe could pass for prostitutes. Tapper, who isn’t afraid of a Twitter brawl, grew irritated by the promiscuous-looking dolls when they showed up during an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants and Tapper didn’t think it fitting for his 3-year-old daughter, Alice Paul, who is named after the famous suffragist, feminist and political strategist Alice Paul. Paul (the suffragist) was born in 1885 to Quaker parents in New Jersey. Her vision was that men and women ought to be equal in society. Tapper wrote Nickelodeon – immediately.
Tappper: @NickelodeonPR just turned off SpongeBob because of a Bratz ad. If i wanted my 3 year old to see those images i’d Netflix “Showgirls.”
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Tapper: Dear Nickelodeon: if you continue to advertise those trampy Bratz dolls before 8 pm, your channel will be turned off. Thanks, a Dad
Tapper: I don’t know how many of you are familiar, but Bratz dolls are straight out of Hustle & Flow.
Tapper, who often injects childrens’ matters into his tweets, such as Elmo and Dora the Explorer, had no further comment on the Bratz. @NickeodeonPR had no a response to Tapper’s tweets. Bratz dolls are made by MGA Entertainment and have long been known to be controversial. The Bratz website makes no mention of future prostituting of the dolls, but it claims the dolls have “a passion for fashion.”
Still, Tapper isn’t alone in his annoyance. In 2007, the American Psychological Association voiced concern over the alleged sexuality the dolls portray.
> UPDATE: A FishbowlDC reader sends in two additionally really slutty midriff baring, tall boot-wearing photographs of Bratz dolls. See them after the jump…