Have you heard the news about Barbie?
Barbie has upgraded y’all!
Now they have petite, tall and curvy dolls.
Can you believe it?
Barbie released their 2016 Fashionistas dolls just a few days ago, and for some reason the entire world seems to be in awe. According to Barbie, “the line includes 4 body types, 7 skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 different hairstyles”.
Clearly, this is a BIG step for Barbie.
So here’s what some of the new dolls look like.
But wait just one second …
Didn’t they mention the word curvy somewhere? And I could have sworn they said something about someone being tall. No? But did you look at those dolls in the photo above?
Can you tell the damn difference? Because I can’t.
Which one is curvy again?
Are they freaking serious?
Those “curvy” dolls look like what an average girl on my block looks like. Not like me! Hell those dolls make me wish I was that thin! Is this what “curvy” means now? I thought this is what “regular” sized people look like? Maybe it’s just me?
However, if you’re going to make CURVY or TALL dolls, I’m going to need you to make them MORE than a few centimeters bigger than your “original” dolls.
Because the last time I checked in the mirror, I’m not a few centimeters bigger than my “petite” friends. And the last time I walked past a tall girl, she wasn’t two inches taller than me in freaking heels.
I like the thought behind this, and I think they’re definitely moving in the right direction, but I can’t really back this one if they all still look really similar. I mean, the “curvy” dolls still look like stick figures! How is my daughter supposed to know which one is curvy?
It’s like someone said, let’s have all African American models for this fashion show, then turned around and only picked light skinned girls.
I can already hear the conversations in Toys R Us.
“Mommy which one’s the curvy one? I wanna get the curvy one!”
“I don’t know dear, they all look pretty similar. Get the one that’s bigger!”
So how about we try this again Barbie! Maybe next year?
Oh and this time, can we add a girl with a short puff, instead of just curls or straight hair? Or maybe even one with no hair? Thanks!
What do you guys think? Do the new Barbies work for you or no?
Talk to me!
Photo Credit: www.barbie.com