Barbie Finally Diversifies with Vitiligo Doll and More.
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Barbie is back but not as you remember her.
The plastic fashion icon has notoriously come under fire for stereotyping the female body. Like babe, we’re not all blue-eyed, slim and white. It’s 2020 and it’s time for change.
In her 61st year, Barbie has diversified with 9 new body types, 35 skin tones and 94 hairstyles. As well as this, Barbie’s fashionista range includes dolls with vitiligo, prosthetic limbs and wheelchairs. Finally!
Ken has also had a makeover, but not quite to the extent of Barbie. He is now available in 3 different body types and a range of skin tones. You can also pick up a Ken doll with freckles, as well as your boy with long hair.
It’s about time!
Barbie makers Mattel said “Barbie has continued to evolve over the years to better reflect the world girls see today, adding more diversity for endless storytelling possibilities”.
Girls? Someone needs to tell Mattel boys play with dolls too. Anyway let’s not bombard them with too much.
Are you happy Barbie has finally diversified?
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