With just a couple months left until the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie comes out, the marketing push for Belle dolls is already underway.
But one doll...stands out from the rest.
The doll was first posted on Flickr by William Herrington, a Colorado-based photographer and doll enthusiast whose "excitement turned to disappointment and disgust" when he stumbled upon the doll at JC Penney at the Mesa Mall in Grand Junction on Friday.
"I knew that Disney Store's live action dolls are never 100% accurate to the actors, but this one was atrocious!" he told BuzzFeed News. "Her face was shiny and covered in freckles (that looked more like a skin disease) and her head looked like it was being ripped open and torn where the hair was rooted into the head."
"As for any resemblance to Emma...yeesh. There really isn't any," he said.
When the internet got hold of the pictures, everyone immediately had questions.
The overwhelming consensus was that the doll looked like Justin Bieber.
Here's a side-by-side comparison:
But people think the doll looks like other stuff, too.
People really can't handle it.
All of us right now:
Yes. That is 100% Justin Bieber in a ballgown.Nah, I don't see it.The doll looks like someone/something else that I will share in the comments.
People Really Think This "Beauty And The Beast" Doll Looks Like Justin Bieber
vote votesYes. That is 100% Justin Bieber in a ballgown.
vote votesNah, I don't see it.
vote votesThe doll looks like someone/something else that I will share in the comments.
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