MaryKateandAshley

Website review by
Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Content buried by mountain of marketing messages.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Just try and find some real content that doesn't involve marketing!

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site is an infomercial for the Mary-Kate and Ashley brand, with little real content.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9 year old Written bycindyy March 14, 2010

THE Ashe Show

my kids love this website and my daughter has your cheer camp book.
Adult Written bybutterbean April 11, 2009
Teen, 13 years old Written byleftbehindcrazed8 November 30, 2010

LOVE Olsen twins!

I love the Olsen twins, because i LOVE LOVE LOVE Full House and Michelle Tanner! I've never been 2 this website, but I'm sure there's a lot of pr... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byAmericangirlforever August 28, 2010

I think I like it.

I love the Olsen twins I have 11 of there books. But this site is trying to sell us clothes. Overall 5 out of 5.

What's it about?

There are quite a few fashion tips at this site ("Bright striped turtleneck from the mary-kateandashley brand, available first at Wal-Mart --$12.48"), as well as makeup hints ("Lips--pretty up your pout here!") and horoscopes ("Stay strong by wearing an opal pendant or bracelet! This beautiful gem is known to prevent jealousy in Libras -- plus, it looks great with any outfit!"). Other links take you to Mary-Kate and Ashley screen wallpaper, a gallery of their nine albums, recorded between ages 6 and 12, and to the companion sites all about their many movies.

Is it any good?

It's just so hard to find the actual content at this Web site, since so much of it is obscured by incessant marketing messages. What a disappointment. The "Speak Out -- Real Talk for Real Girls" is really just a poll with several canned answers. One thing that doesn't seem to be on the site at all is a biography of the Olsen twins themselves!

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  • Families can talk about celebrities who use their fame to sell products. Does seeing your favorite star wearing a particular fashion brand make you want to buy it? Why or why not?

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