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'Tanning Mom' Action Figure: Funny or Sad?

Living 2012/05/09 21:00:00
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If the now-infamous "tanning mom" really took her 6-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, causing skin burns, it's not really that funny. But it's hard not to laugh at this action figure. HeroBuilders.com, the custom doll retailer that created the Michaele Salahi and Anthony Weiner dolls, is selling a "tanorexic" action figure based on "tanning mom" Patricia Krentcil. "We thought it was a funny thing to do," said the novelty company's president, Emil Vicale, according to The Associated Press. The orange-faced doll costs $29.95.



Krentcil, who faces a second-degree child endangerment charge, pleaded not guilty in Newark Municipal Court last week; she's now free on a $2,500 cash bond. Police told The Nutley Sun newspaper they were called to the child's school April 24 because the kindergartner was in pain from a "pretty severe sunburn," and that she was complaining of itching, saying she had been to a tanning salon with her mom. Krentcil says her little girl got a sunburn from being outside on a warm day. She also says she's innocent and her critics are "jealous."

"I'm innocent and it's proven... I would never -- never -- put my daughter in a tanning booth..." Krentcil told TMZ. "Any mother that makes an accusation about me is not a mother, because I'm a great mother and I would never do that to my child." When asked by TMZ if she's the target of a witch hunt, Krentcil replied: "Yes. Yes. There's somebody out there on my whole life that doesn't like me because they're jealous, they're fat and they're ugly."

The owner of City Tropics Salon in Nutley said employees who were there that day told him the girl remained outside with her father and brother and didn't go into the tanning booth while Krentcil was inside, CBS and The Associated Press reported. New Jersey state law prohibits anyone under 14 from using a tanning salon.

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  • ♥MusicLover112♥ 2012/05/10 04:26:48
    Sad
    ♥MusicLover112♥
    +2
    I mean... come on.. she has an ISSUE. And I also feel bad for her children... they'll probably make fun of her later on.... and that doll looks NOTHING (well maybe a little) like her....
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/05/10 04:17:53
    Sad
    Inquisitve Kat
    +2
    This is poor reporting, slanted to make the mother look guilty. It was not alleged that she "took her daughter into a tanning salon", by the child, it was a matter of "I went tanning with mommy" which was taken out of context. What about the statements from the owner of the salon?
    I think it's sad that people are making fun of a woman who clearly has a severe issue with her body image... but why should I be surprised? We love to hate those who have "shallow" mental illnesses, like anorexia or "tanorexia".
    Pathetic.
  • ♥MusicL... Inquisi... 2012/05/10 04:25:29
    ♥MusicLover112♥
    +1
    Poor... Agreeeeed....
  • Andrea 2012/05/10 04:00:15
    Sad
    Andrea
    +2
    But just because the kid was at the salon with her does not mean she was IN the tanning bed. Kids are very literal sometimes.
  • MLor 2012/05/10 03:51:38
    Sad
    MLor
    +2
    How can this stupid bi**h be a star? We are sadly embracing ignorance in this country.
  • blackrings70 2012/05/10 03:50:49
    Sad
    blackrings70
    Does it come with melanoma?
  • Reggie☮ 2012/05/10 03:42:33
    Sad
    Reggie☮
    +3
    She has some serious issues.
  • GoodEncounter 2012/05/10 03:40:01
    Sad
    GoodEncounter
    +1
    Why?????
  • DebraJMSmith 2012/05/10 03:37:37
    Sad
    DebraJMSmith
    +1
    She is really messed up.
  • 2585661 2012/05/10 03:36:20
    Sad
    2585661
    ALLEGEDLY, we sure live in a GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT society!
  • MLor 2585661 2012/05/10 03:54:54
    MLor
    Allegedly stupid? Looks pretty concrete to me!
  • Mr. Wonderful 2012/05/10 03:36:17 (edited)
    Funny
    Mr. Wonderful
    Funny only if the toy develops boils from third degree skin burns then get skin cancer.
  • rand 2012/05/10 03:32:27
    Sad
    rand
    I grew weary of trying to laugh at obese WalMart clowns long ago. They're simply sad.
  • RoseyRhod rand 2012/05/10 09:29:05
    RoseyRhod
    Since the individual in question is not "obese," where are you getting this from? Second, not all obese people are "sad," many are very accomplished. They are often very busy people who live highly stressful lives. Third, just because someone shops at Wal Mart doesn't make them laughable. I think that your hate makes you pretty pathetic.
  • rand RoseyRhod 2012/05/10 14:07:30 (edited)
    rand
    Oddly, despite your warped interpretation of what I've written, we agree. I think making fun of the obese is "sad". This lady falls into the same category of people that others choose to laugh at. I also did not refer to all Walmart shoppers, my wife among them. Finally I've not said that I "hate" any of them. That you choose to interpret the world through such jaundiced lens is also sad.

    I'll add that perhaps I shouldn't make ASSumptions that others will understand my analogies. This lady and "Walmart obese clowns" are soliciting attention for aberrantly unhealthy behavior.
  • +Harmonious Love+ 2012/05/10 02:55:53
  • deepthinker 2012/05/10 02:41:33
    Sad
    deepthinker
    +2
    Pathetic would be a more appropriate response, but there was not that option. Lack of imagination on the designer, and it sends a negative message about mothers to the children who get the dolls.
  • MLor deepthi... 2012/05/10 03:55:37
    MLor
    Agreed
  • Deactivated...? 2012/05/10 02:12:38
    Sad
    Deactivated...?
    +3
    What. The. Hell.
  • SpeedRacer 2012/05/10 02:05:13
    Sad
    SpeedRacer
    +1
    Look at her skin... she looks 50 years old. Tanning is bad for you people, skin cancer, dry and wrikled skin and Premature aging, yea I want to tan,, Really!! Waht a idiot.
  • RoseyRhod SpeedRacer 2012/05/10 09:32:01
    RoseyRhod
    Is there something...wrong with looking 50 years old? I'm nearly 50. I have gray hair. There is nothing wrong with looking 50, 60, 70, or however old you may be.
    This person may have prematurely aged her skin due to overtanning, and is obviously a troubled individual. But why do you think there is something wrong with looking a certain age?
  • Lisa 2012/05/10 01:42:39
    Sad
    Lisa
    +1
    I think her brain is fried and in a few years she will have skin cancer. What a sad excuse for a mother, I feel sorry for the little girl
  • David 2012/05/10 01:33:17
    Sad
    David
    +1
    Why would anyone do this?
  • lexi 2012/05/10 01:33:05
    Funny
    lexi
    +2
    Haha wow I can't believe they made a doll of her she tans way to much
  • VeronicaSilva 2012/05/10 01:32:37
    Sad
    VeronicaSilva
    +2
    Haha she looks like a monkey that pokes her arse all day XD and jelous haha of a monkey looking think that tried roasting her daughter yeah right she's a bad mother
  • KaylaE 2012/05/10 01:29:06
    Sad
    KaylaE
    +6
    Stupid!
    Triple Face Palm
  • Vision of Verve 2012/05/10 01:28:55
  • NinjaRebecca 2012/05/10 01:24:48
    Sad
    NinjaRebecca
    +4
    How the hell is this funny? Btw anorexia is nothing to laugh about. Calling it a "tanorexia" doll is cruel and insensitive. Anorexia is a serious eating disorder that claims the lives of many women and men. Nobody chooses to be anorexic. Trust me, it's a curse that I wouldn't wish upon anyone.
  • C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT 2012/05/10 01:20:45
    Sad
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +3
    She looks like the Iceman mummy, lol
    frozen mummies
  • Twinkle 2012/05/10 01:15:38
    Funny
    Twinkle
    +1
    Don't tan so much!
  • Dandydon 2012/05/10 01:10:01
    Funny
    Dandydon
    +3
    She looks like a wallet with eyes...
  • Nick Name Dandydon 2012/05/10 02:54:05
    Nick Name
    +2
    Now theres a product. The Tanning Mom Wallet. Literally dark brown leather. With Eyes.

    Tanning Mom Wallet
  • Dandydon Nick Name 2012/05/10 21:18:27
    Dandydon
    Damn!... i wouldn't buy one..
  • Nick Name Dandydon 2012/05/11 08:22:17
    Nick Name
    I wouldn't allow that thing in my home.
    We're probably just jealous of it because we're fat and ugly.
  • StygianAgenda 2012/05/10 00:54:18
    Sad
    StygianAgenda
    +2
    What I'm curious to know is "Why does this woman... if we can her that, still.... why does she think being burnt to a crisp looks good?"

    "Whada you got... Charbaby? Whada you got?" The Clown, from the HBO 'Spawn' animated series.

    All week, everytime they show her on CNN, I've been callin' her "Charbaby". LMFAO!!!
    XD
  • Mackenzie 2012/05/10 00:49:53
    Sad
    Mackenzie
    +2
    This is what the world has come to?
  • SophieParks16 2012/05/10 00:47:41
    Sad
    SophieParks16
    +3
    that damn woman looks like orange chicken...She has some serious mental issues!!!
  • DeborahLakeHelen 2012/05/10 00:44:22
    Funny
    DeborahLakeHelen
    +5
    Put that bitch on the shelf right next to Hooker Barbie, and Trailer Trash Barbie.

    bitch shelf hooker barbie trailer trash barbie trailer trash barbie
  • Kirby 2012/05/10 00:32:50
    Sad
    Kirby
    +3
    I'm suprised Samsonite is not tattoo'd across her forehead...
  • Texas Gal 2012/05/10 00:31:41
    Sad
    Texas Gal
    +2
    I personally can't feature someone actually buying the doll. I know I wouldn't pay $29.95 for it.

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