Showbiz Promotions, located in Jacksonville, FL will begin selling the doll Tuesday. The company calls it the “Inspirational Caylee Sunshine Doll” and will sell it for $29.99. The doll will have a shirt on that says “Caylee Sunshine” and will play the song “You Are My Sunshine” when you push her belly button. Here’s the story in the Orlando Sentinel.
Jaime Salcedo, president of Showbiz Promotions has said that they are selling the doll to bring awareness to Caylee’s case and some of the proceeds will be donated to charity. Evidently the “awareness” and the profit are the priority here because it has not yet been determined how much of the proceeds will be donated to charity much less to which charity. They are also selling bracelets, t-shirts and stickers w/the murdered toddler’s name. Does Caylee’s case need this type of awareness?
Salcedo said that he’s expecting to take some criticism for his apparent attempt to profit from Caylee’s death but says he wants the doll to be a tribute to Caylee. The doll will have blond hair and blue eyes bc to make it actually look like Caylee would be “morbid” – according to Salcedo. Whoa, I hardly know what to say.