The Living Doll Trend Sweeping the Internet
Every young girl loves her dolls as a child; but not every girl wants to look like those beloved dolls. However, a bizarre and potentially dangerous trend sweeping the Internet has teenagers gaining online fame because they resemble living dolls.
If you haven't heard of Dakota Rose (Dakotakoti) or Venus Palermo (Venus Angelic), these are two internet sensations that you need to check out. Both girls are under 18 and regularly update Youtube with videos about how to achieve perfect curls or doll-like makeup. Venus actually dresses in a Sweet Lolita style for many of her videos and is also a fan of Gyaru fashion.
To me, it all seems like harmless fun. Girls playing around with their image and creating something artistic and cute. I don't see any overt sexualization in these girls nor do they seem the type to attract pedophiles any more than other girls on the internet.
The mainstream media feels very differently about what these girls are doing. They call it dangerous. They think there's something wrong with looking like a doll or desiring to be that cute. Read the article....
What is your take on this new "trend"? Do you think it's potentially dangerous and harmful for young girls? Or do you think the media is blowing it out of proportion?