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Scooby-Doo Frankencreepy Curse

You Won't Believe the Message the New Scooby-Doo Movie Sends to Girls

We try to teach our kids to accept everyone — themselves included — as they are, but movies and TV shows often challenge this life lesson. In the newest Scooby-Doo movie, Frankencreepy, a villain curses Daphne by taking away what she holds most dear — her good looks and feminine physique. The drastic weight gain leaves Daphne crying, disgusted, and unable to look in the mirror. Needless to say, this story line has upset many parents, including Tom Burns of The Good Men Project. On his blog, he writes:

"It's sad to think that my daughter can't even watch a cartoon about a dog solving mysteries without negative body stereotypes being thrown in her face . . . Why not have her cursed to look like one of the classic Scooby monsters (The Creeper or the Space Kook)? Why not cover her in hair and fangs and turn her into a wolf-girl? Why not give her a third eye, green skin, a tail . . . why not really make her terrible to look at? (In the most kid-friendly way possible, of course.)"

To see what the Scooby-Doo creators have to say about the story line, read the full story on Huffington Post.

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TarahPyka TarahPyka 2 years

daphne is obviously a bit stuck on herself, she always has been, its just a freakin cartoon, just like barbie is just a doll

Tolani14606509 Tolani14606509 2 years

My mom told me I was beautiful everyday from when I was a kid until now. But I still went to school where kids brainwashed by society's standards of beauty convinced me I wasn't. I went on to college and the sex-crazed culture put me at odds with my peers. I had crushes but saw as he went for the model type I never had a chance because of my curves. It's not black and white. But this is something on a societal level that needs to be addressed. Parents can do a lot but outside influences peer pressure, television (and um you can't control something thats everywhere, its in television commercials and all), the lack of books for one kind or another--come on... this is bigger than telling parents to do their jobs right. If you've done everything you can as a parent to remind your daughter how beautiful she is just the way she is and she gets to 13 and hates the way she looks. Its NOT your fault. There are other influences out there.

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