The Plus Sized Barbie Debate (What’s With the Chins?)
Barbie is no stranger to debate. Is she too thin? Is she correctly proportioned? Is she setting a good and healthy example to little girls?
Now, we could be setting the stage for Mattel’s next Barbie doll shape: the plus-sized Barbie.
Last week, when Plus-Size-Modeling.com posted a depiction of a plus-size barbie, the debate was back on.
I addition to a plus-sized doll, why not market normally proportioned dolls with a healthy body-weight promoting good health? Do all dolls have to be super-skinny?
One commenter wrote: “No one is naturally fat for gods sake, that’s sending the message to girls that it’s ok to look like this and be unhealthy…”
Okay…we get it. Everyone is a different shape. But what’s with the chins?
And, by the way, I hope a plus-sized, Ding-Dong munchin’ Ken is on the way…you know…just to be fair.