Via Feministing, this NYT article describes the “facelifts” that classic 80s cartoon characters are getting. The PR people say it’s about updating them to connect with modern kids, but this update might remind you of another 80s makeover we’ve discussed recently.
Here, for instance, is Strawberry Shortcake, past and present:
I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. I just want to point out the bit of the article I found the most appalling:
American Greetings is dusting off another of its lines, the Care Bears, which will return with a fresh look this fall (less belly fat, longer eyelashes).
Thinner, but with longer eyelashes. DEAR AMERICAN GREETINGS: THEY ARE BEARS. THEY DO NOT NEED TO BE SEXY. NO ONE WANTS TO FUCK THE CARE BEARS.
Well, except furries, and I’m pretty sure you need to be at least pubescent to make that sexual discovery, right?