"I have two granddaughters, and I would never buy them that Barbie." So said the older woman interviewed by CBS radio yesterday. Who is that Barbie? Why she's the one who comes with tattoos. The reporter made mention that the tats could be put on Barbie or Ken or even the girl playing with dolls.
Why was grandma so upset? Because Tattoo Barbie isn't really the kind of role model she's seeking. The mini-skirt? The overdone tan? The unrealistic body proportion? The toe-walking? The fur? How about the one selling her wares of lipstick and eye shadow and blush? Apparently, that's the role model she wants her granddaughters to have.
Hell, Barbie is 50 this year. If she wants to go out and celebrate it with a tat, I say more power to her! This might finally be the one I buy for Daughter.*
[Photo originates with Mattel, which, by Barbie, had nothing to do with this post. You think?]