Monday, May 4, 2009

All American TRAMP!

Really... Really!?
A new edition of the Barbie doll is going to come with tattoos that your daughter
(or son... I don't judge) can afix to her.
The new Barbie dolls are part of Mattel’s “Totally Tattoos” range, and include tattoos of hearts, flowers, stars, rabbits, butterflies, and a Barbie silhouette. One tattoo though includes a heart and Ken’s name, and is perfectly sized as a tramp stamp on the lower back.
Not everyone is happy with the move, with one expert claiming that it further sexualizes children’s play. Mattel argues that “This type of open-ended, creative play is a healthy form of self expression that Barbie brings to girls.”
What's next?
Maybe Barbie is upside down on the mortgage payments for the dream house? Maybe she'll get the Corvette repossessed. Maybe she'll get into an "alternative lifestyle" relationship with Skipper. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like she got branded as well..."Made in Indonesia."