Do we need our eyes checked?!
If you're a visual person, here's a few examples of what we're talking about:
Isn't there an Olympics happening? One filled with beautiful, talented, and REAL girls??
You know, ones that aren't made out of plastic and have actual legit proportions??
While the cover of Sports Illustrated has never really been the beacon of helping ladies feel great about themselves, the choice to put a Barbie — literally the doll — on the cover makes no sense!
Barbie is featured in her original 1958 swimsuit on the cover, and it's all part of a campaign called "Unapologetic," one that Mattel came up with because they're tired of having to explain the content of their sexy-lady covers!
Here's what Mattell said:
"As a legend herself, and under criticism about her body and how she looks, posing in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit gives Barbie and her fellow legends an opportunity to own who they are, celebrate what they have done, and be unapologetic."
Body confidence is amazing! But this is a toy designed in a way that gives young girls the WRONG impression of what it means to have a real body!
Plus she can't apologize because she ISN'T REAL.
For some reason, we think this campaign would work better with someone real, not plastic! It's no wonder people are upset!
How do U feel about this cover choice??
[Image via Sports Illustrated.]