Strawberry Shortcake wasn’t meant to be HOT

12Jun08

I’ve been complaining about this for a while already … who decided to update Strawberry Shortcake and make her all cute and hip for the 21st century?

So finally someone highlights the issue, but the article doesn’t really hit the tone I would have wanted, which is basically: if it’s a nostalgic character, shouldn’t its nostalgia be preserved at all costs? i.e. no slimming down of fictional characters, no turning nappy hair into luscious locks, no giving them anime eyes makeovers etc etc etc

see below:

BINGIT SIAK.

The original Strawberry Shortcake was, ok, kind of a ditz, but in a ‘I’m a kid, I live only for cats and sweets’ kind of way, which is fine you know? But the “new” SS looks like she’s going to start picking up boys in primary school.

Actually this new SS is actually another version of an already updated SS (which you can find in your local Popular bookstore adorning files, notebooks and pens):

Ok, super not cute – she looks very country hillbilly tomboy in this version, and come on … the hair! Ugh.

The updated versions are both equally hideous, to me.

Let NO ONE touch the Peculiar Purple Pie Man, please.

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6 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake wasn’t meant to be HOT”

  1. 1 mincedspies

    eee i pun tak suka. i can forgive beauty mags and hollywood shoving their ideal of beauty in adult women’s faces, but catching little girls in the trap is sick. i don’t remember having a lot of hot cartoon characters when we were kids. speaking of which, my cousin who is 9 has been very concerned lately that she is fat. when obviously she is not. 9 i tell you.

  2. 2 Strawberryzinha

    I tottaly agree wirh you! It’s like some translations that are made now-a-days! Society has changed and doesn’t permit kids to understand that years before things were diferent. The image of Strawberry Shortcake shouldn’t be changed, they could create new storys, the children of the old ones but not the old ones with a new look.

  3. 3 Q.J

    Back in the day, the only “hot” characters were Daphne Blake from “Scooby-Doo”, Ariel from “the Little Mermaid”, Jean Grey from the “X-men” and a handful of others. However, “heat” was part of what made them them, and it suited them because they started out that way and their it suited their age.

    But changing innocent, cutsie, children’s characters isn’t the right thing to do, especially when the audience is mainly “cutsie” little children. I mean, it’s alright that they made a miniature doll for Ariel and a miniature cartoon for Daphne, but Strawberry Shortcake was meant to be childish, immature and somewhat naive. It was one thing when they first changed Strawberry from her original appearance to something a bit more, well, modern, (honestly, the original one was hideous) but to now make her someone with curves and “lumps” poking out of certain places? That’s just not right.

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