Uh oh! Barbie went and expressed herself with some permanent ink and — what a surprise — parents are pissed!
A new collector edition Barbie doll called "tokidoki Barbie" not only features the iconic blonde all tatted up, but (GASP) with dyed pink hair!!!
Now parents are worried that the doll might inspire their kids to
shop at Hot Topic become, like, total punk rock anarchists and Occupy Wall Street one day!
A few of the parental complaints include:
"If I give it to [my daughter] she will think [tattoos are] okay. She may want to go get some."
"It's teaching kids to want tattoos before they are old enough to dress like that."
Mattel, who partnered with El Lay fashion company Tokidoki on the limited edition doll, doesn't think the product warrants any controversy and said in a statement:
"Barbie has sported an endless array of styles. Many of Barbie's most pop-culture couture outfits have been designed for the adult doll collector. The Tokidoki Barbie is a perfect example of a limited-edition doll sold through select retail locations."
One thing is for sure though — controversy sells!
The new Barbie is available through BarbieCollector.com for $50, but anyone looking to make a purchase will have to wait until November because it's SOLD OUT!
Guess a bunch of kids stole their parents credit card and already ordered theirs! LOLz!
Seriously angry parents, take a chill pill. We doubt Mattel is marketing a doll that costs more than a month's worth of allowance to your children.
They might, however, be marketing it to adults who can actually afford the doll! If that's the case, our country is going down the drain because they're actually old enough to go out and get a tattoo! Ha!
Do U think angry parents are overreacting to Barbie's new look or is Mattel secretly brainwashing America's youth to support the permanent body art industry?
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