Yes, you read that right. Barbie dolls.
Barbie has had several looks and jobs over the years, but the newest Tokidoki Barbie Doll has created a whole mess of crap. Why? Because she has pink hair and tattoos! Oh my gawd, shock horror! It's an abomination! ......... Hmmm, no it's not.
This article from the Telegraph quotes some Professor as saying, "This is a calculated attempt to play on young girls' natural desire to appear older" and a parent is quoted as saying, "For those who look to Barbie as a role model for strong, empowered girls, the tokidoki doll is overly-sexualised and inappropriate."
Now, let's see this "overly-sexualised" Barbie:
Now, I'm sorry but how is this particular Barbie any more sexualised than any other Barbie from previous years.
I have no problem with any of the above Barbies. I think, if anything, it's Barbie's body shape that should be under fire for being a bad role model. But I believe (or I may be making it up) that her body shape was changed a few years back?
Some parents just need to calm the fuck down and realise that, this particular Barbie, was designed as a collector's Barbie, not a toy. It goes to show the small mindedness of some people when they seem to only have a problem with the pink haired, tattooed rock chick Barbie.
Just my two cents on the subject. PARENTS CHILL!!!!!