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Bimbo: Avatars about as smart as WE are


…unfortunately.

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A U.K. Web site allows users — some of whom are as young as 8-years-old — create virtual “bimbos” who can then undergo breast augmentation and take diet pills. (ABCNews Photo Illustration) From ABC website

Bratz pushed the boundaries – the girl dolls have g-strings – but this game takes the cake. Or doesn’t cos, y’know, body conscious 8 year olds know not to eat cake, but to take their weight loss pills.

I think I’d rather the little princesses rugby tackled their brothers to get their hands on a gaming console or into World of Warcraft, and beat the sh*t out of some Orcs and Trolls in online games, than this:

Boob jobs, diet pills and boyfriends are the name of the game for many girls joining a new online game that allows users to do whatever it takes to become “the most famous, beautiful, sought-after bimbo across the globe.”

“Miss Bimbo’s” users — who are primarily teenagers but are as young 8 — create virtual characters known as bimbos, dress them, groom them and can even navigate them right onto a plastic surgeon’s operating table.

In fact, I know I’d rather these girls played World of Warcraft than Miss Bimbo Online.
I thought it was an early April Fool’s Joke when (hat tip) Mark Pesce sent me the link, but sadly, no.

I’m not linking directly to the site. I really don’t want to promote this one. The problem is the parents – what on earth are you doing, while your daughters are dole-ing out diet pills and under the virtual plastic surgeon’s knife, hmmm?

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

3 thoughts on “Bimbo: Avatars about as smart as WE are

  1. Hi Laurel – I think it’s a bit unfair to blame the parents (stupid though they must be, if they pay for this sort of thing) – Nicolas Jaquart’s got to take the primary responsibility!

    Nicolas Jacquart, the 23-year-old web designer from Tooting, south London, who created it, said: “It is not a bad influence for young children. They learn to take care of their bimbos. The missions and goals are morally sound and teach children about the real world…

    …The breast operations are just one part of the game and we are not encouraging young girls to have them, just reflecting real life.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/mar/25/children.news?gusrc=rss&feed=uknews

    Oy.

    He deserves extensive, distributed mockery.

  2. Well I now have a SilkCharm bimbo on Miss Bimbo. I was hoping for a gentle sense of irony but alas no.

    My Silkcharm has rather large… well put it this way, if I was to put her under the virtual knife it would be for reduction. Seriously.

    This Nicholas is 23 and he clearly is still fixated on women’s anatomy. I’m guessing the teenage boys will come flocking to the site too – a lot of guys play games as female avatars. As one told me, “if I’m going to sit staring at a mage or paladin all day, she might as well have nice tits and arse”. His words, not mine.

    Teenage boys always go flocking where there are teenage girls anyway. Twas ever thus.

  3. Horrendous! (tracked back to this from your follow-up. But sadly, you’re probably right about teenage boys. Or boys with a teenage mindset (probably most of us).

    Another thing to add to the list of future worries for my 4mo daughter. Guess I’d better get her that WOW subscription sooner than later…

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