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YouTube’s Weirdest Merch is a $350 Lifelike Doll of a Two-Week Old Baby

Taking the parasocial relationship to its logical conclusion results in the sale of a $350 doll portraying a two-week old YouTuber

Ceci n’est pas un bébé. Photo: Mary Shortle

Look up the “expand your brand” chapter of the unofficial YouTuber handbook, and you’ll see in big, bold letters advice to…

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Chris Stokel-Walker

Chris Stokel-Walker

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UK-based freelancer for The Guardian, The Economist, BuzzFeed News, the BBC and more. Tell me your story, or get me to write for you: stokel@gmail.com