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There’s a Cardi B Doll and Her Fans Acted Like Making it Was the Same as Spitting in Their Faces

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If you’ve ever wanted your own Cardi B, I have good news for you: there’s a limited-edition Cardi B doll coming to the market. The bad news is that’s it’s only available for 72 hours and looks to be more of a collectible for adults than a toy for children. Especially the already-sold-out $100 VIP edition that’s limited to 1000 pieces.

The background here is that Cardi B and some partners started this company, Real Women Are, in partnership with toymaker NECO, to make a more diverse and representative range of dolls. It’s the sort of Barbie alternative that’s been failing in the marketplace for years, but this celebrity-backed venture will at least make money on this first drop-style offering.

Here’s the problem; Cardi’s fans are pissed about it because… well, I hate to use the word entitlement because it’s so overused to dismiss basically any complaint people have about consumer products, but it kind of applies here.

Basically, Cardi’s fans want a new album, not a new doll, and they were more than happy to let her know.

Part of the problem is that Cardi hyped up her involvement, saying that it was created and designed by her. I’m guessing Cardi approved the designs and made some suggestions about the accessories and how the doll should look, but it’s not like she was sculpting it herself.

Cardi didn’t do herself any favors when she responded to people’s complaints by saying “How am I supposed to be rich? How am I supposed to build my net worth?” But it is true that in the age of streaming, album sales don’t pay out for artists the way they used to, and things like merchandise sales and endorsements is how musicians make a living now.

This lead to Cardi deleting her Twitter again, which she does a lot when people get mad her. And honestly, it’s probably healthier than reading a bunch of people yelling at you over some ultimately trivial nonsense.

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