‘Anorexic’ Doll Shuns Food; Outrages Many
Critics worry this toy will encourage children to develop eating disorders.
- ‘Nenuco Won’t Eat’ has a magnet in her spoon which makes her head turn away when a child tries to feed her – it will go on sale in the UK in February
- Eating disorder campaigners say it could encourage and normalise eating disorders in very young children and that selling it is setting a bad example
- The toy company Famosa says the doll just ‘represents real life play’
- Said all babies reject their food and it is not worried about link to anorexia.