Caylee Anthony Doll Sales Suspended by Jaime Salcedo & Showbiz Promotions … Fire storm Reaction to Profiting from a Murdered Child
As initially reported HERE, the despicable sale of Caylee Anthony “You are my Sunshine” dolls by Jaime Salcedo and Showbiz Promotions has been suspended. It just goes to show you that you can make a difference and some things in life are just plain wrong.
The idea that one would market a doll that is supposed to represent a murdered two year old child defies all human decency. It appears that the fire storm reaction has caused Jaime Salcedo and Showbiz Promotions the realization that maybe its not a good thing to make money off a murdered child.
Jaime Salcedo, president of Showbiz Promotions at the exploitive Caylee doll web site tried to offer up an explanation.
It was our intention to begin the sale of the Sunshine Caylee Doll at 12:00pm January 27, 2009. As we mentioned to the media in our press release it was very important that we allow the press to present our idea to the public first, in an effort to measure the reaction to our fund raising efforts. As the story developed we also announced that we would be donating 100% of the profits to charity. However, after reviewing the response to our media introduction of the Sunshine Caylee Doll and listening to the advice of the general public. We feel that is it best to suspend the launch of The Sunshine Caylee Doll.
What it should say is … [OK, you caught us. It was our intention to make an exploitive buck off a saturated news story. We thought by offering a ridiculous 10% of profits to a charity which we never named would con people into buying this reprehensible doll. As the firestorm went on when news got out of us making money off a murdered 2 year old child we offered 100% of profits go to charity so to stop the negative phone calls and hate emails. Since even that did not stop the calls to our office and the one most notably from the Anthony’s attorney we decided to stop this terrible idea and look for a less public exploitive product to market.]
The reaction to Jaime Salcedo and Showbiz Promotions might be a shot across the bow to all those who intend to try and profit from the death of Caylee Anthony. That message is to strangers as well as the Anthony family. The Anthony family expressed anger over the doll; however, that has not stopped them from cashing in on Caylee’s first disappearance and death. Sadly, it has been reported that over $200,000 has been made off of Caylee’s pictures to the media.
NIKKI PIERCE, WDBO: She would have money. But we cannot confirm or deny that there`s any kind of book deal, any kind of entertainment deal. Jose Baez came out and blasted the media. Certain media here in town was reporting that he did have that type of deal.
GRACE: Oh! Oh, wait a minute! Wait a minute! Because we already know $200,000-plus has changed hands for photos and video of little Caylee. So who`s to say that more money hasn`t changed hands?
Can someone please let Caylee Anthony have some respect.
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