Monday, December 30, 2013

Dream Big!

Mattel may create a plus-size Barbie doll! Is it controversial?

Toy maker Mattel brings a Barbie doll that certainly going to bring attention to the nation's overweight epidemic.

That Guy Who Post Shit On The Wall has link to the article from Bizpacreview.

Controversy is brewing over a request to remake Barbie in way contrary to the iconic image so many girls knew growing up. The skinny doll is going to look a little bigger, and I am wondering if the haters will come out against it!

I mean they've gotten upset over a Black and Muslim Barbie. What's next?

Well, according to Bizpacreview is suggesting Mattel create a plus-size Barbie.

While some say more realistic curves would be a better role model for girls, others say an overly large Barbie would be an unhealthy example.

Plus Size Modeling conducted a poll on its Facebook page on Dec. 18 asking, “Should toy companies start making Plus Sized Barbie dolls?” In just under two weeks, a picture of the poll has received over 40,000 likes, 5,000 comments and 2,700 shares.

“Sure, but Barbie doesn’t need a double chin,” one comment said. “You can be ‘plus size’ w/o the double chin. They could make a ‘thick’ Barbie.”

“Portraying Barbie as a realistic woman with real curves is a very good idea and would send the right message to young girls about self-esteem,” another comment said. “Making a morbidly obese Barbie is BAD!!”

Then there’s this opinion:

“Okay I honestly don’t think how a Barbie looks affects a child’s self-esteem. When I was little I didn’t wanna look like Barbie. Lol. I didn’t think about my looks at all I just wanted to play…”

C'mon people, let's try something different. I mean there's nothing wrong with the idea!

Go for it!

Make the money!

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