they're from an american girl doll

  • American Girl: *release their first ever disabled doll, who has explicit pro-vaccine messages in her story*
  • media: *silence*
  • American Girl: *release a black historical girl from the 1960s, whose story is extremely relevant and important right now*
  • media: *has like five articles on it and nothing else*
  • American Girl: *release their first black Girl Of The Year doll, who is also their first disabled doll of color and the first disabled doll in that lineup*
  • media: *again, has like five articles on it - only one or two of which mention her disability and even those say she "learns to overcome it", which is gross and ableist and not even true*
  • American Girl: *treat said black disabled doll TERRIBLY, not even letting her have a set of earrings to herself like the past two GotYs (who were both white) did*
  • media: *not a word*
  • American Girl: *permanently attach underwear to their Truly Me dolls and several others, preventing autistic girls and girls with SPD who can't wear underwear for sensory reasons from having dolls like them*
  • media: *has like two articles about it and they're both like "lol people are freaking out too much!!!"*
  • American Girl: *announces a white blonde girl, who is a singer which overshadows the aforementioned black historical doll who was also a singer because there isn't even SIX GODDAMN MONTHS between their release dates, and also has a ~South Asian best friend~ and has a "white savior" plotline in her story*
  • media: *not a word about all the problems with this*
  • American Girl: *announces their first ever Asian doll to NOT be a sidekick and/or limited edition*
  • American Girl: *announces a Hawaiian historical doll from 1941*
  • American Girl: *announces a white boy doll who is the Best Friend doll to the aforementioned white blonde girl, despite her actual best friend being a Bangladeshi girl, and uses the mold for their ONE Native American character, which is the only mold to have a closed mouth smile instead of teeth showing SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE she is from the Niimíipu tribe and they consider bearing one's teeth to be rude and aggressive, for this white boy doll*
  • American Girl: *announces all three of these dolls at the same time*
  • media: ...OMG A WHITE BOY DOLL!!!!!!1!1! THIS IS SO PROGRESSIVE!1!!1!1!1
MTV's Scream's Take on PLL
  • Noah: I mean, you see lairs on TV, not in real life. Take Pretty Little Liars, they're always chalked full of bloody clues and creepy, unrealistic icons. I mean seriously, how would A get her hands on four Victorian dolls that just look like the main characters? Where would you shop for that?
  • Audrey: Evil American Girl Doll store?
  • Noah: -chuckles-