For a while now, toy manufacturer Mattel has been putting forth efforts to make Barbie dolls more inclusive. So far, she’s proven to be more than just a pretty face as she joined the workforce as a doctor and an astronaut, and she even became available in more than one body type to try to show little girls that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes!
This time people have some very mixed feelings about the new coloured doll.
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The latest addition to the Barbie Family is a doll of colour with cornrows and blonde hair. Many people who caught a glimpse of the photo were not impressed.
Lol barbie... this is actually just embarrassing. Like they wanted to fit every black hair style on one head. The cornrows, the dyed weave, body wave bundles. Why? Why? Why? Just ask any black person and they will tell you, that you don’t do this anywhere. ANYWHERE ! https://t.co/KhRVhtFdVS
— Eno Boateng (@Enooo_x) April 30, 2018
Barbie half blonde sew-in, half cornrows is a no for me!
— C-Yoncé (@sinceltic) April 30, 2018
@Barbie Hi umm... I’m gonna need an explanation pertaining to the black Barbie’s hair. Like... this is unacceptable. What is this. Who did this. Why. Who approved this. What were they drinking. Thanks in advance. pic.twitter.com/xwiVQlXaHC
— Delilah Benson (@DelilahBenson12) April 29, 2018