AOLParentDish: Tinkerbell Too Sexy? Parents Worry Toys Too Hot for Kids

An AOL Parent Dish column on the sexiness of Disney’s Tinker Bell has sparked a firestorm of debate. The columnist acknowledges that the modern Tinker Bell herself is not anymore sexy than she was in the classic animated feature but reports others concerns that since she is now marketed to little girls she has become part of the images that are forcing little girls to become too sexy too soon. In the column the author perpetuates the myth that Tinker Bell was modeled after sexy icon Marilyn Monroe. Disney fans know that the lovely Margaret Kerry who still delights fans with stories of working with Marc Davis was the reference model for the curvaceous pixie.