The Internet Has Lots of Thoughts on This ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Doll of Emma Watson

Emma Watson and her doll.
Emma Watson and her doll Dave Benett/Getty Images for Harper's Bazaar; ozthegreatandpowerful/Flickr

New and a bit alarming! Disney just released a Beauty and the Beast doll of Emma Watson as Belle in the upcoming live-action film — but the internet doesn’t seem to think the toy looks anything like the 26-year-old actress or the cartoon princess.

A photo of the doll first made its way online when William Herrington, a photographer and doll enthusiast from Colorado, posted a pic of the figurine on Flickr after spotting it for sale at a JCPenney at a Grand Junction mall.

“I knew that Disney Store’s live-action dolls are never 100% accurate to the actors, but this one was atrocious!” he told BuzzFeed News on Saturday, January 7. “Her face was shiny and covered in freckles (that looked more like a skin disease) and her head looked like it was being ripped open and torn where the hair was rooted into the head.”

“As for any resemblance to Emma … yeesh. There really isn’t any,” Herrington continued, adding that his “excitement turned to disappointment and disgust” at the puzzling plastic interpretation of Watson as Belle.

Since Herrington posted the photo, Disney fans have taken to social media to express their mixed feelings about the doll. Some are similarly distraught over Belle’s shocking new look, but many have found the humor in the toy’s interesting mug. From Justin Bieber in a dress to Jennifer Garner as Alias, online fans seem to think the Belle doll bears a resemblance to anyone but the British actress. 

Justin Bieber attends the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Justin Bieber attends the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Take a look at the most passionate and hilarious Twitter reactions to Watson’s figurine below:

https://twitter.com/seIinaivy/status/817735066038190080

Watson has yet to comment on the public’s overwhelming reaction to the Belle doll. Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17.

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