Cabbage Patch Demons

Favorite myth-but-wish-it-were-true of the day, courtesy of Snopes:

Claim: “Cabbage Patch dolls were designed to get people accustomed to the appearance of mutants following a thermonuclear war or were modeled upon mentally defective children.”

Status: “False” (Aww)

“One legend that I have heard a few times (mostly back in the late 80’s and early 90’s) was that President Reagan had the company that produced Cabbage Patch dolls make them intentionally ugly. This legend maintains that government scientists thought that this is what the offspring of survivors of a nuclear war would look like. By familiarizing people with this ‘look’, the survival of the human race would be ensured.”
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Speaking of, there’s a cultish sect of Christians who believe that these troll dolls:

  • “Were causing strange and destructive behavior in children that could only be alleviated when the dolls were removed or destroyed.”
  • “The threat…was that by adopting a doll, children might not want to raise up their own godly children. Children may ‘love’ dolls as they do other toys but this does not mean they worship them.”

And guess who follows this strange strange man’s teachings? The Duggar family, yeah!

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My name is Andrea, and I'm a 23 year old Southern California girl and a newly minted Speech-Language Pathologist. When I’m not high-fiving 8-year-olds for finally producing a good /r/ sound, I fill my time with Peter Gabriel, Ayn Rand, Phil Hendrie, bicycles, Korean stationery, movie marathon nights, and baking. You can email me at bunkercomplex@gmail.com.
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