Dora the Explorer: Now Packing Lipstick
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 03.18.09 | 11:09 AM ET
Yup, one of our favorite fictional travelers is all grown up. A “teaser silhouette” of the new Dora, released a couple weeks back, stirred up controversy, with parents worrying about the “sexy” image being projected to their children. Now the final image has been made public—and yes, as we suspected, Dora is now clearly packing makeup, accessories, and some serious hair product for her travels. “If the Dora we knew grew up,” laments one parent’s petition, “she wouldn’t be a fashion icon or a shopaholic. She’d develop her map reading skills and imagine the places she could go.”
What do you think? Is the new Dora too sexy, or is this a tempest in a talking backpack?