American Girl's Doll of the Year Is Already Causing Controversy Online

Jan 05, 2021 15:18


Meet Kira Bailey! The 2021 Girl of the Year loves ALL animals. 🦘🐨 She gets to feed a joey kangaroo and cuddle a koala, but she also teaches girls about being responsible and respecting the Earth. Discover more about Kira: https://t.co/WHifqBaa7v pic.twitter.com/cafxTLEDJd
- American Girl (@American_Girl) December 31, 2020

American Girl, the toy company that makes a line of popular dolls, released its annual Girl of the Year for 2021. The doll's name is Kira Bailey, and she is an aspiring koala conservationist living in Australia.

But the doll community online is apparently pretty pissed! Why?
  • The doll is blonde and white, and there have only been 5 POC Girls of the Year (there have been 20 total)
  • The doll has lesbian aunts
  • The doll's story may involve traveling to Australia during COVID



One of the American Girl Doll communities I lurk in is currently having a meltdown because it was revealed that the new Girl of the Year doll for 2021 may have lesbian aunts.
- Kendra is on "Hiatus" (@KendraJames_) December 20, 2020

They are also half-furious because the doll is very involved in the Australian wildfires and they are speculating that she may TRAVEL to Australia, which no one understands how she can possibly do, given COVID.
- Kendra is on "Hiatus" (@KendraJames_) December 20, 2020

KIRA BAILEY HAS LESBIAN AUNTS THAT TAKE CARE OF ANIMALS AT A SANCTUARY IN AUSTRALIA!! THANK YOU FOR THIS, @American_Girl!!!!!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• pic.twitter.com/NQUblTaf2T
- abby πŸ’ (@abby_road) December 30, 2020

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